iPhone 5 Release Date: What NOT to Expect From the New iPhone 5

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By Luiza Oleszczuk, Christian Post Reporter
October 3, 2011|11:32 pm

Apple’s iPhone 5, the latest model of the device that has the tech world chirping, is set to be revealed Tuesday morning, during the “Let’s Talk iPhone” media event in California.

The Christian Post has previously reported on what to expect from the iPhone 5, but here is a list of things not to expect from the Oct. 4 event.

Most importantly, Steve Jobs will not lead the introductory event, though it is rumored in the tech world that he might make an appearance. Instead, the public will get to see and evaluate Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook.

iPhone 5 will not have a removable battery, something many expect, despite the fact that removable batteries and memory card slots are not compatible with Apple’s style, according to Computer Sight.

The new device will also not support Adobe Flash Player, which is useful for viewing certain websites and playing some online games.

The new iPhone's design will probably not be very original, as TechCrunch makes a guess that "the new iPhone will be very similar to the old iPhone – except where it isn’t." The device is widely expected to be thinner than the iPhone 4.

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Tech insiders are still speculating on whether or not the iPhone 5 will run on the 4G network. It is estimated that if the device is 4G-enabled, then the phone would have to be larger, as 4G requires a large amount of battery power.

The larger screen (3.5-inch) could not be compatible with apps designed for the smaller screen, according to TechCrunch. Its entire surface is also covered in glass, which might make the phone vulnerable to damage.

Sprint is rumored to join Verizon and AT&T in servicing the iPhone 5. However, T-Mobile is officially not going to be an option as a carrier.

Sprint is reportedly willing to pay a staggering price for iPhone 5. The Wall Street Journal reported that the company would have to commit to buy 30.5 million iPhones over the next four years, an expense of reportedly $20 billion at current rates.

 

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