The iPhone 5 may have been the most successful technology launch in history. But instead of satisfying user demand, the iPhone 4S release, with its new 8MP camera and voice recognition system Siri, may have simply whetted the consumer appetite.
Within two weeks, smartphone enthusiasts are chomping at the bit for the Steve Jobs' next generation brainchild, the iPhone 5.
With an expected to debut in 2012, while unannounced by Apple, the appearance and features of the iPhone 5 are rumors.
One feature users can expect from the i-5: LTE, or wireless broadband technology.
LTE on the new iPhone 5 LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is an update of the previous Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), the third generation technology based on the GSM standard network, delivering faster data speeds via wireless broadband.
The biggest problem with coupling the iPhone 5 with LTE is size; according to tech. blog AnandTech, the iPhone 5 will not be able to fit an LTE chip without shrinking battery size, as seen through the existing iPhone 4 PCB.
The large number of applications expected for the new iPhone 5, however, will require huge battery support.
According to Apple, the current iPhone 4S broke cell phone records with 4 million sales in its first weekend.