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美國媒體已接獲蘋果公司邀請函(見圖),iPhone 5確定發表日期為9月12日;
 昨天網路出現最新的相關影片「一支可開機的iPhone 5」,影片中拍攝者自稱是「原型機」,
 不過拍攝者表示因iPhone 5採用新的接頭,手上並無此連接線,無法開通顯示其他畫面。 

影片中的iPhone 5,視訊鏡頭位於上方正中間、耳機孔位於下方,連接孔比iPhone 4S小;

知名蘋果通的部落客RakunaMac表示,昨天流出的可開機iPhone 5極可能是真的。 
為避免iPhone 5變成市場聚光焦點,據悉,摩托羅拉行動今天將在紐約展示會上宣布新款無邊框的Android手機,
 支援4G LTE網路,且9月18日有可能發表Atom手機。今年6月台北國際電腦展時,
 英特爾已展出Atom概念機。此外,諾基亞也將於今天在紐約推出搭載微軟最新版手機
 作業系統Windows Phone 8的新機。
 


 

New iPhone 5 release date, news and rumours

UPDATED Features, specs and more on the new iPhone 5

By Dan Grabham  September 7th74 COMMENTS



PAGE 1 OF 2iPhone 5 news and rumours

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Although widely expected, there was no iPhone 5 in 2011 after all, though the company did announce 

the iPhone 4S.

So we'll surely see a total revision of the iPhone during 2012. We've gathered together all the latest rumours 

on the new iPhone 5 to give us a reasonable picture of what Apple's latest handset might be like.

You'll find all the rumours below, but why not check out our new iPhone 5 rumours video first?

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iPhone 5 release date



IPHONE 5 RELEASE DATE UPDATE

Apple has finally gotten round to sending journalists an invite to the launch of its new handset, with the iPhone 5

 release date officially pegged for September 12. The shadow on the invite shows a 5, which almost definitely

 means Apple is to call its latest handset the iPhone 5 - so, no more 'new' then.



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Stay up to date on iPhone 5 with our in-depth coverage

ORIGINAL RUMOURS

Given the pattern of Apple's iPhone launches, we're expecting the new iPhone 5 release date to be mid to late 2012.

At Apple's WWDC 2012 event in early June we learnt a lot more about iOS 6, but there was no hardware 

(well, apart from new Macs). Check out the launch news as well as iOS 6: everything you need to know.

While early reports pegged the new iPhone release date for October, landing closely to last year's schedule, it seems 

we'll be seeing the phone in September this year as Apple looks to take on Samsung's new phone sooner rather 

than later, with multiple sources claiming we'll see Apple take to the stage on September 12, although claims we'll 

see it launch alongside the iPad Mini seem a bit outlandish.

Don't take our word for it though: our crack TR news team has a special iPhone 5 bulletin to give an 'alternative' 

view on what should be coming:


Adding more fuel to the September iPhone 5 release date fire is the rumour which says pre-orders for the new 

iPhone will start on the same date - something we've seen Apple do with other products - with stock expected

 to ship on September 21.

According to analyst Shaw Wu, the Cupertino firm has reduced the number of iPhone orders by 20%-25% for

 this quarter, ahead of the release.

It seems that Foxconn will again be manufacturing the handset. It'll put the Samsung Galaxy S3 "to shame"

 according to the CEO of Foxconn, Terry Gou - though he didn't say how.

According to reports, networks in both the UK and US are clearing stock and schedules ahead of the iPhone 5 

release date falling in September - with German carrier Mobilcom Debitel advertising for the new iPhone in 

September, although this may be just guesswork.

This rumour has been further exacerbated by news that both AT&T and Verizon have reportedly told staff to 

forget taking holiday around the 21 Sept, which is often the biggest sign of an impending iPhone launch.

iPhone 5 name


We reckon iPhone 5 is still the possible name of the new iPhone, but it could follow the new iPad and end up 

being called, simply, the new iPhone. We really hope not. One thing is for sure, Apple has already filed a complaint 

over the ownership of the iPhone5.com URL.

Apple is apparently testing two versions of the next iPhone, which are known as "iPhone5,1" and "iPhone5,2" -

 so could handset number six for Apple actually be called number five?

iPhone 5 form factor


Unlike the iPhone 4S, the new iPhone will be a completely new design from what has gone before, so that means

 an entirely new casing as we saw with the iPhone 3G and, later, the iPhone 4.

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Interestingly, someone who claimed to have seen a larger iPhone 5 prototype said in 2011 that Steve Jobs canned

 the new size and opted for the iPhone 4S. According to Business Insider, it was feared that a new size would 

create a two-tier iPhone ecosystem.

Beatweek also claimed in November 2011 that the 5-inch was scrapped "because Apple wouldn't be able to do 

it properly" this year. However, the Daily Mail (make of that what you will) then suggested that a four-inch version 

was likely and that Sony has already shipped top secret demo screens to Apple.


[Image credit: 9to5Mac]

A new iPhone 5 backplate leaked in early May - they were acquired by 9to5 Mac, but look like the combination 

of a lot of the other rumours we've heard about the shape and size of the new handset. These feature bigger 

speaker grills as well as a four inch screen and a two-tone back with brushed aluminum .

And a picture of the front has been leaked too, with a lovely side-by-side comparison with the iPhone 4S for 

good measure, courtesy of KitGuru:


The two-tone back was also spotted in a video from eTrade Supply, which again showed the relocation of the 

headphone jack as well as a smaller connector and redesigned speaker grills.

A detailed video render of all the iPhone 5 rumoured/leaked images was also uploaded to YouTube in early June.

Another video claims to show off the front panel of the new iPhone, and confirms a similar width to the iPhone 4S 

but will be taller and thinner. The SIM trays will also be smaller than the previous microSIM options, with the new

 nanoSIM style the default now for even tinier component - which is backed up by news of mobile operators stockpiling

 nanoSIMs.

The new iPhone may touch down at a svelte 7.6mm in thickness, making it one of the slimmest smartphones on

 the market, and 1.7mm thinner than the iPhone 4S.

We've also seen a Chinese site claim to have a fully assembled iPhone 5 chassis - bringing together all the design 

aspects mentioned in previous leaks, including a smaller dock, relocated headphone jack, centralised front facing 

camera and two-tone back.



Credit: iLab Factory

We've also seen another 'complete' iPhone 5 from another site, posted side-by-side with the iPhone 4... but let's be

 honest, these mock-ups are appearing all over the place now.

iPhone 5 connections


If you're a fan of your current iPhone dock, then look away now: rumours surrounding that famous Apple 30-pin

 connector on the base of the iPhone have flared up again, with Reuters reporting that the dock connector is getting 

smaller to make room for a 3.5mm headphone jack on the base of the new iPhone 5.

Some rumours are even claiming Apple will opt for a smaller 8-pin option over the current 30-pin port or rumoured 

19-pin version - or a slight change to a 9-pin offering that will appear on the base of the device.

The latter seems to have been confirmed by a USB cable set for the new range of Apple products - although it looks 

a bit dull compared to the iconic 30-pin connector of yore.

Well, it had to happen sometime didn't it?

iPhone 5 specs


Based on the roadmap of mobile chip design specialist ARM (of which Apple is a licensee), we'll see a quad-core 

processor debut in the new iPhone 5 - probably called the Apple A6. We've seen other quad core handsets debut in

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