iPhone 5 Release: Its Appearance Prompts Little Change?

As many of you are no doubt setting your sights on the new Apple iPhone 5, we wonder whether there will be some disappointments. With a barrage of rumors to sift through, its difficult to know what will make it to the new handset in terms of specs and differences in appearance and what will just be laughed off!

It would be nice for us to put our hand on our heart and say that the iPhone 5 is coming next month, carriers such as Sprint, O2, Orange and Vodafone all believe that the handset is on the way and today our very own Matt informed you that an event is lined up to unveil the illustrious device.

Specs wise, we are still hearing that the new Apple addition will include a thinner design with bigger display, A5 dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera which would equal that of the new Samsung Galaxy S II and Motorola’s Droid Bionic, possible Near Field Communication (NFC) and so on.

Today if we look at possible images of the iPhone 5 (below) next to its predecessor the iPhone 4, courtesy of gadgetsteria.com, we can see that there isn’t very much change at all. One notable difference is that of the home button being slightly larger and of a different shape, this very feature has come with mixed feeling from some of our readers.’

We came across an interesting article from thinq.co.uk who have reported on a possible photo that has been leaked showing what looks to be the new iPhone 4S. For those that have been following Apple’s rumored news, will know that on launch, there is the possibility that as well as the iPhone 5, there will be a cheaper alternative allowing customers to have the device on a prepaid plan.

From the image, internally it shows a logic board with the very A5 processor that has been widely reported. Along with this, the battery and other internal components can be seen, but surprisingly when it comes to the LED display and that of the frontage they are convincingly looking very much like an iPhone 4.

In terms of the battery, this is when it gets slightly confusing. Photos in the past of the iPhone 5 have heavily pointed to a battery of 1430mAh with a rating of 3.7V and 5.3Whr. The picture shows a higher voltage of 4.2V compared to the iPhone 4 with its 3.7V and 5.25Whr, with a smaller battery charge of 1420mAh.

Tell us where you stand with the new iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S? What are you hoping to see from the new changes? Check out a previous article from today in which we asked whether the new Samsung Nexus Prime or Galaxy Nexus as its been called will far outweigh the new Apple?