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iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 5 : What to expect !

Head on comparison of iPhone 4 vs iPhone 5 and which features are expected to come with iPhone 5.

Apple launched a Titan with its release of the highly anticipated iPhone 4, and another clash is imminent with iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 5 (upcoming). Carrying forward the iPhone’s flagship, the iPhone 4 has topped the 3 million sales figures and still seems to be selling like hot cakes. But as all good things have some flaws, so did the iPhone 4.

The highly criticized ‘antenna-gate´ or ‘death-grip’ issue saw even the most dedicated Apple- fan boy say not-so-nice things about Apple. For the issue to be resolved, Apple announced that all future buyers of the iPhone 4 would be given free bumpers to solve the fluctuating signal issue.

However this was only a temporary fix, as the issue is with the phone’s hardware. And amidst all this hue and cry, the rumors regarding Apple iPhone 5 surfaced. We take a look at the specifications and features, a true iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 5 showdown.

But before going further that the comparisons we make below regarding the iPhone 5 are mere rumors and expected features, and nothing official has yet been announced.

  1. Next-Gen calling: The iPhone 4 supports data transfer at 3G data network support, whereas the iPhone 5 is rumored to be able to take it up to 4G.
  2. A new design and more memory(finally)?: iPhone 5 is said to be thinner than the iPhone 4, even including the curved glass display like that on the iPod. The iPhone 5 will also feature memory support of upto 64GB, opposed to a maximum of 32GB on the iPhone 4.
  3. Facetime calling: Facetime, though very well received, yet the hassle of it working over only an active Wi-Fi hotspot is a problem. iPhone 5 is rumored to be featuring Facetime support over cellular services.
  4. Better battery-life: The iPhone 4 had 40% more battery life than the iPhone 3GS. If the trend continues, then we could expect more battery.
  5. 3D on the phone: Better 3D capability, the iPhone 5 would hopefully be having PowerVR SGX543MP (announced last year) as that on the iPad2 compared to PoweVRSGX535 chip on the iPhone 4.
  6. Dual Power: every new smartphone being launched is offering a dual-core processor. Apple acquired PA Semiconductors last year, and a very possibly hint at a new dual-core architecture compared to the A4 single core architecture on the iPhone 4.
  7. Say cheese: Sony is said to be manufacturing a 8-megapixel for the 5th generation of the iPhone, while the iPhone 4 has a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash.
  8. HD support: the iPhone 4 supports true 720p HD recording. The iPhone 5 is rumored to be having full 1080p support, with a micro-HDMI output on the side.
  9. NFC enabled: Rumor has it that the next-gen iPhone 5 will act as a Near Field Communications device, and thus may be acting as your payment device, or a car key.
  10. Cloud support: Apple announced iCloud recently. Although the iPhone 4 is set to support it, still, the iPhone 5 will obviously have a better synchronized functioning with it.
  11. New iOS: the iPhone 4 had Apple iOS 4 on it, whereas the iPhone 5 is set to feature iOS 5, with a plethora of new features.
  12. Price tags: In the end it will be the prices which will make the final call. iPhone 4 has an Indian selling price of Rs. 34,500 for its 16GB and Rs. 40,900 for its 32 GB variant. The iPhone 5 has yet not been quoted, but we expect a price of around Rs. 40,000-45,000 INR.

Whatever features iPhone 5 eventually comes packed with, there’s no denying that smartphones are going to be drive the exponential growth of technology sector during next couple of years and Apple iPhone 5, 6 or probably subsequent successors are certainly going to play a significant role in this growth.

While we’re discussing Vodafone iPhone 4s and upcoming iPhone 5 but if you’re still stuck up with old generation phones then it’s high time you recycle mobile phone that you carry along and grab one of the latest Smartphones in the market.



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