Possible iPhone 5 specs posted on Facebook
An alleged spec line-up for the iPhone 5 has been revealed on social networking sites, including our very own Facebook page
A tipster has posted a list of specs alleged to be those of the forthcoming iPhone 5 on Google +.
Of course, we’ve no idea how legitimate these specs might be. It’s quite feasible this could simply be an aggregated list based on all the known rumours to date, but the list is quite comprehensive and, on the whole, realistic.
Choice highlights include a quad core processor on an A6 chipset, it’s listed as being based on Samsung’s Exynos 4 architecture, which isn’t unreasonable considering Samsung is known for making Apple’s chip hardware.
Interestingly, the camera is listed at a 12-megapixel sensor based on Sony technology and the backplate, which has been widely rumoured to be made from aluminium, is listed as using Liquidmetal as per earlier rumours.
The Retina display resolution is also a little odd at 1136x640 pixels, which seems a little off as on a 4-inch screen this would give a pixel density slightly lower than previous models at 325 pixels-per-inch (ppi) as opposed to 330ppi.
Here’s the full spec:
- A6 Quad-Core ARM Processor (Based On Samsung's Exynos 4 Architecture)
- Qualcomm Gobi 4G LTE Chip
- Qualcomm NFC Chip
- 1GB RAM Memory
- Sony 12-Megapixel Camera
- 120mm x 58.6mm x 7.9mm Size
- Sharp Retina Display
- 4-inch In-Cell Touch Screen
- 1136 x 640 Screen Resolution
- 16:9 Screen Ratio
- Unibody Construction
- Unbreakable Gorilla Glass
- Liquidmetal Back Plate
- Advanced Antenna Design
- 19-Pin Mini Dock Connector
- Louder Speaker
- Apple iOS 6
Judging by the poster's Google + and Facebook profiles the source appears to be based in China, where Apple devices are made, though due to the very public nature of the profiles we suspect this isn’t someone inside one of Apple’s China-based suppliers or manufacturers. Or if they are, then probably not for much longer.
We’ll take this stuff with a grain or two of salt for now, but there’s not going to be long to wait before we find out for sure, as Apple will announce the new handset on August 7.