The iPhone 5 is still expected to be released sometime in 2012.
Not only is it rumored to sport a new thin-tapered design which will allow for a bigger screen and lighter feel, it is also one of the last projects the late Steve Jobs was putting all his energy into before his death.
One more impressive feature iPhone 5 is reported to have is the ability to be used on 4G LTE networks.
Android has already taken advantage of this technology but Apple has been holding off until it is perfected so it can connect its smartphone to these networks by using a more compact antenna.
One thing is for certain, smartphone producers such as Motorola and Samsung who create handsets for Android OS are leaps and bounds ahead of Apple at this point in terms of hardware.
The upcoming Galaxy Nexus made by Samsung completely outclasses the current iPhone 4S in that department.
And customers will not have to wait until 2012 to get their hands on this device.
The flagship phone for Android’s new Ice Cream Sandwich OS will launch sometime in November.
It includes impressive hardware with its 4.65-inch AMOLED display and 1.2GHz processor. It also features 1GB of RAM and Android Beam, a NFC powered capability which allows users to transfer media by touching phones together.
Motorola’s new Droid Razr should also not be overlooked as it will be the world’s thinnest smartphone at 7.1mm thickness. It also includes a 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. Along with that, its front facing camera is rumored to be quite impressive and outdoes the iPhone 4S’s.
Both of these smartphones seem like valid competitors for the iPhone 4S, but for the iPhone 5 the Samsung Galaxy S3 seems like the likely rival.
The successor to the Galaxy S2 is rumored to have a 2.0GHz quad-core processer along with 1.5GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. It also will have a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED 3 display.
The long awaited 6th generation iPhone will either be named the 5 or 6.
Apple is rumored to be using an A6 quad-core processor for this device along with giving it a thinner design similar to the 3GS and larger display to compete with Android’s handsets. Detailed specs for the next iPhone are not available at this time.