As one of the most popular smartphones on the market, the Apple iPhone 4S continues to be a bestseller despite an ever growing number of increasingly impressive handsets from competing manufacturers. The iPhone 5 is set to be released next month, and looks like it will further boost the popularity of Apple’s smartphones series. In this article, I will look at some of the key features of the iPhone 4S and how the iPhone 5 is likely to build on these.
The touchscreen of the iPhone 4S is widely regarded as one of its crowning features, particularly since its retina display technology which gets its name from the fact that the naked eye cannot distinguish between individual pixels on the screen. This technology is more than likely to make an appearance on the new iPhone 5, however the screen of the device like to have a major difference. This is in the size. It is almost guaranteed that the iPhone 5 will do away with the 3.5 inch screen of the iPhone 4S and all previous iPhone models, and introduce a larger display. Many people are suggesting a 4 inch display, which would make sense as Apple will be keen to compete with other handsets like the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3. These are examples of smartphones which have much larger screens than the iPhone 4S, and are now some of the most popular devices on the market.
Like the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3, the iPhone 5 is more than likely going to include a quad-core processor. The iPhone 4S has a 1 GHz dual-core processor. This provides the handset with excellent performance, even by today’s standards. However, Apple will be keen to compete with other devices, and since most of the iPhone 4S’s rivals have quad-core processors, it is more than likely that the iPhone 5 will feature this also. It will provide the handset with excellent performance across many aspects of its specification list.
The iPhone 4S has an 8 megapixel camera, and this is widely regarded as one of the best smartphone cameras to date. There have been several suggestions that the iPhone 5 will sport an increased pixel resolution, with several sources suggesting that a 12 megapixel camera will grace the spec sheet of the new device. Whether or not this is true, we are also likely to see some additions to the functionality of the camera itself. These may include features like the ability to simultaneously capture photos and videos, a feature which is found on the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X.
Apple has always been good at keeping the features of its latest products under wraps until they are launched. This is the case with the iPhone 5 also, so we will not know for sure what features will be included until the handset is officially unveiled. This is due to take place on September 12th, and will no doubt be the technology event of the year.