iPhone 5 release date: bigger screen, faster A6 chip, better gaming
February 3, 2012 by Brandon Tucker
by Brandon Tucker
With the iPhone 5 release date coming near one begins to speculate on its up coming features. One of the more prominent rumors is that the iPhone 5 will have a larger screen, giving it a more competitive edge against Android and Windows Phone 7. In our current phone market most of the new Android phones have a 4” or larger screen. Apple can only keep its customers happy for so long with a measly 3.5” screen. Although the retina display does bring impressively sharp graphics, the small size of it makes playing games, reading books or browsing the web hard to handle over long periods of time. Yes, I know that’s what the iPad is for, but the competition is doing this on their phones! Look at the Samsung Note, it’s 5.3” from corner to corner…
Once Apple brings a larger display format to the table we can expect some excellent gaming with less fatigue from eyestrain. Not only that but Apple will finally have a comparable screen in a market that’s saturated with large screens. Now we all know that Apple doesn’t have any issues with sales, but with a screen as smell as 3.5” it definitely makes it a setback in the multimedia department.
The iPhone is such a big player in mobile tech that developers are always striving to bring higher quality games & apps to the market. With the arrival of a larger screen and a more powerful Quad-Core A6 chip we can expect graphics that can rival current generation consoles. We can also expect to see more ports from the older consoles as well (We already got GTA3), along with a newer generation of handheld games. A larger screen can have great benefits with on screen controls, pushing controls further out creating higher visibility while maintaining a better field of vision…
Now there are some downsides to this, if Apple goes with a Quad-Core chip, a larger screen, and perhaps 4G/LTE the battery will be taking a massive hit. iPhones are known for excellent battery life, but with all the propaganda the iPhone 4s got from its battery woes we can only expect Apple to continue to take small steps, and only trickle out a few small updates at a time. One can only hope for all of the above, but all these improvements come at a cost and Apple usually doesn’t like to pay. Here’s more on the iPhone 5.