Rumors continue to surround the release date of the iPhone 5, the probable next generation smartphone from Apple. While the company has not officially released any information about the phone, plenty of detail about the phone’s features is available on the net. Among the much discussed features of the phone include 3D maps and Facebook integration, along with the much talked about iOS 6. In addition to these software updates, the phone is also likely to have a kickstand, according to some reports. Here is a note on these features you could find in the next generation iPhone.
One of the most exciting features that the iPhone 5 could have is Facebook integration, which many fans hope will be available. Facebook is undoubtedly the most popular social networking site and a number of people like to access it through their smart or mobile phones. Should this feature be a part of the next iPhone, users will find it easy to access the networking site. In fact, how you access Facebook and stay in touch with your friends on the site could get better and simpler with the integrated feature. Definitely, the experience of using Facebook through an integrated phone app would any day be better and richer than the experience of using a third-party app for it.
The 3D maps feature is one of the features that the next iPhone could possibly have. This feature will use Apple’s c3 technology, which the company had acquired only last year. Apparently, the new 3D maps feature and the new iOS 6 will be introduced at the World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) that will be held on June 11.
Laser keyboard and kickstand
Earlier, there was a rumor that the iPhone 5 will have a flexible OLED display. Now, it is speculated that the smartphone will come with a laser keyboard. The phone may also have a kickstand, which even the latest iPad does not have. Other features that the much awaited phone is likely to have include a stretchable screen, which could be pulled out to double its size and 3D cameras both in the front and the rear.
Apple remains mum
The whole world, except the phone’s manufacturer Apple, seems to be interested in talking about the next iPhone. As always, Apple has chosen not to comment or even correct all the rumors surrounding the next smartphone, if there is one, it is going to release. So far, there is speculation that the next phone will be released at this month’s WWDC, and then there is a rumor that only the OS will be released.
Right now, all that iPhone fans can do is wait till the WWDC on June 11 and see what Apple has to say. For all you know, the company could release the new smartphone at the event, or simply give you a teaser about its features. Or, it may not approach the subject at all, which can be rather disappointing for those who are eagerly waiting for the phone to release.