Published on September 4th, 2012 | by Andrea31
iPhone 5 Features Worth Looking Forward To
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 5 on September 12 during its Keynote Address. As the day draws near, more and more news about iPhone 5 features, specs, price and release date are coming out. There have been leaks that it will have larger screen, new dock connector, relocated headphone jack, more powerful processor and RAM and better camera, but we want to hear more than that don’t we? So we’ve rounded up information from top Apple and Tech news sites that we think is worth looking forward to in the next iPhone…
- High Speed 4G – Following the success of high-speed connectivity on the new iPad, Apple can adapt the same technology into the iPhone 5 with more ease. Apple had originally intended for this feature to be available in the iPhone 4S but the hardware requirements posed design challenges. Now with new and slimmer LTE (Long-Term Evolution network) chips available from Qualcomm, it’s all systems go on the sixth gen iPhone!
- iWallet and iTunes Gifting – Mobile payments using NFC (Near-Field Communication) technology will take a leap forward with the new iPhone 5. The iWallet is a digital system in the iPhone that will allow users to control their financial accounts and do credit card transactions over NFC. iTunes will also allow users to send digital media as “gifts” to their friends and loved ones. No more excuses for forgetting to pay bills or for sending gifts late on special occasions!
- 3D Photography – Ever imagined yourself in your signature pose… in 3D? Unlike existing 3D cameras and video recorders that merely gather three-dimensional information from objects, Apple’s patented solution can capture a 3D image more accurately by combining and rendering the images into a composite from multiple sensors and cameras that capture details from shapes, surfaces and depth of field. So yeah, it’s only a matter of time before Instagram and Pinterest gets flooded with 3D photos.
- Photographer’s Timer – Being the designated photographer means you get to appear less on photos. Wrong. That’s not going to be the case anymore with the iPhone 5. First it identifies the photographer and asks if they want to be part of the photo. Once set, the iPhone waits for the photographer to be in the screen, detects its face before snapping a photo. But what happens if the phone rings after setting the self-timer? No problem… the timer will wait for the photographer to enter the frame before taking a snap.
- Multiplayer Gaming – This feature allows for groups of people to play the same game together and see it from different perspectives in relation to the iPhones’ proximity with one another. If you have played the “Find My Friends” app, the multiplayer feature works in a similar fashion. It will allow turn-based role-playing games or card games. Guess that means more exciting ways to spend time with friends on group games.
- Audio Sharing Network – How would you like your iPhone 5 to have “conference telephone” abilities? Looks like this feature in the iPhone is designed to omit background noise while audio recording for later packaging and distribution. This sounds like good news to students who intend to record classroom lectures and for professionals who want to hold and record teleconferences with an audience.
- Dynamic Touchscreen Keyboard – Tech news sites call the technology advanced haptics which, simply put, allows the users to physically interact with whatever that is on the touchscreen. iPhone 5’s screen is expected produce 3D buttons and give texture to images like topographical maps. Think Tom Cruise doing those hand gestures in Minority Report, except with your fingers on your iPhone.
- Crack-Proof Glass – Using the same alumino silicate glass solution in the iPhone 4 and 4s, Apple increases compression thresholds on glass surface and edges by treating it with potassium and sodium ions to make the iPhone 5 less prone to cracks. Another feature is the shock mount that will inflate instantly once it senses that it’s falling, and then an actuator sucks in the glass cover to protect it from damage. You can forget about having extended headaches from a rough night with your iPhone 5 intact.
So do you think all these features make the iPhone 5 worth the wait and its hefty price tag? What else would you like to see and experience from it? Have you thought about how to protect and stylize your new iPhone? Check out ColcaSac’s iPhone designer covers and make sure you order one as soon as you get your hands on the iPhone 5.