Rumors spread that Apple’s iPhone 5 will hit the shelves this September. “The new iPhone, which will look similar to the current model but will boast under-the-hood improvements, will begin production in July or August but will only start shipping in September,” Reuters said.
According to Apple gossip, the new iPhone 5 will come equipped with a faster processor, larger screen, improved antenna for better reception, 4G internet capability, new apps, high def sound, and will sport an 8 megapixel camera on the front and back of the phone. There has also been chat that the iPhone 5 will feature NFC technology, acting as a virtual wallet that allows you to swipe your phone to pay at shops, restaurants and subway stations with just a wave of your phone in front of an NFC reader.
Since the iPhone first launched in 2007, Apple has introduced a new version every year in June during the annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Reasons are not for sure why the iPhone 5 has a delayed release date, but sources say it could be due to Apple’s launch of the iPhone 4 on Verison, launch of the white iPhone, or the tragedy in Japan. Either way, the iPhone 5 will be available just in time for the new school year and holiday shopping.