With the official unveiling of the next iPhone – speculated to be on September 12 – is drawing close, the tech world is witnessing hordes of reports hinting at the possible features to be included in the much-awaited smartphone.
Latest one comes from Reuters, their latest report has suggests that LG Display has started the mass production of touchscreen display with in-cell technology – the panels that are expected to be incorporated in the iPhone 5.
"Flat-screen maker LG Display has started mass production of a new and thinner display, widely speculated to be for use in Apple Inc's next iPhone, and the display's production schedule remains in line with customers' product release plans,"said the report.
Further, the report has quoting the statement from Han Sang-beom, chief executive of LG Display, a panel supplier for Apple products. He has stated, "We just began mass production and we don't expect any disruption in supplies. The in-cell technology is the industry's latest development. (But) we will be able to supply the panels without fail."
Moreover, the Reuters report went on claiming that the new iPhone will feature a larger display, which will be 30% bigger than the one in the current iPhone, to rival with the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone with an enormous 4.8 inch display.
Earlier this month, Gizbot carried a report which carried the statement of the President of Sharp, Takashi Okuda stating that, “Shipments will start in August". However, in the report a specific shipment date was not mentioned.
In the meantime, amidst the ever increasing rumors and speculations about the upcoming iPhone, a picture of the alleged iPhone 5 USB cable along with a smaller dock connector has leaked online. Jack Yao of Veister, a Chinese accessory Vendor circulated the photo on Twitter showing the FTC markings on it displaying a QR code on the normal USB end.
A report by iLounge states “The cable appears to be highly similar to past Apple cables, with a full-sized USB plug on one end and what appears to be Apple"s newly shrunken 8-pin connector on the other. It is unclear whether the part shown is a replacement cable or a genuine Apple part with pre-production markings."
However according to TheVerge reports, there are “a third-party replacement" possibilities in the cable.
Further ahead, a report by Apple Insider has also indicated Apple iPhone 5 will be released equipped with the same A5X dual-core processor that is present in the Apple new iPad 3.
At the same time, rumors are also rife that the sixth generation iPhone will feature a 4 inch display with 640 x 1136 pixel resolution, improved processor, 4G LTE technology, Near Field Communication (NFC), a smaller dock connector, 1GB RAM, iOS 6, improved Siri, liquidmetal casing, an 8 megapixel (or even higher) rear camera, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting and a much-improved battery life.
The Cupertino based company will reportedly unveil the next iPhone at a media event on September 12 alongside the iOS 6. Till that time, the Apple fanboys will have to wait and watch that out of all the rumors swirling in the tech media world, how many of them will turn out to be substantial.