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December 29, 2011

More Info on the iPhone 5 Hints at Launch Date, Promises New Feel


With iPhone (News - Alert) 5 rumors flooding the Internet since long before the 4S, it’s hard to imagine the device actually making an appearance in the market any time soon.

Despite the flurry of rumors, speculations, predictions and so on, the promise of an iPhone 5 were soon overshadowed by the 4S’s newest addition, Siri, putting the rumored device out of our minds, at least for a little while.

Now we’re hearing that Apple (News - Alert) will launch a totally redesigned iPhone in Oct. 2012, BGR is reporting “confidently”.

BGR says Apple's next generation iPhone will have a rubber or plastic bezel connecting its glass front to an aluminum back plate. The material of the bezel will be similar to the material used for the iPhone's official bumper cases.

This is said to pave the way in joining the glass iPhone face with aluminum back plate alongside cover the redesigned antenna system to build the rear of the device. This will also enable Apple to build the rear case using aluminum and negate the use of large plastic insert above the antennas, as seen in the iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G.

It is believed that Steve Jobs (News - Alert) spent a lot of time over the iPhone 5, which was due to make its debut this year when everyone was surprised with the launch of the iPhone 4S earlier this fall.

Like all Apple rumors, everything remains to be seen.

We were all taken by surprise when the 4S debuted in place of the rumored iPhone 5, however with Siri, any possible disappointment was squelched due to her abilities.

Siri is a speech-recognition application installed on the new iPhone 4S that answers questions with a human-like voice and a seemingly human emotional intelligence and sense of humor.

Ask her what's playing at the movies, and Siri will bring up the listings at nearby theaters.

Despite initially downplaying the usefulness of Siri, Google is now rumored to be working on its voice activated personal assistant code-named Majel. The site Android (News - Alert) and Me published a story that Majel will make its debut in the not so distant future.



Michelle Amodio is a TMCnet contributor. She has helped promote companies and groups in all industries, from technology to banking to professional roller derby. She holds a bachelor's degree in Writing from Endicott College and currently works in marketing, journalism, and public relations as a freelancer.

Edited by Jennifer Russell
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