5 Things we don’t know about the new iPhone 5

While we are all pretty sure of what the new iPhone 5 is going to look like there are still a few mysterious which surround Apples latest phone.

So we have already discussed 5 things we know about the iPhone 5, but what about the details we don’t know, details such as:

What will the new iPhone 5 be called

While we have all been calling Apple’s forthcoming phone the iPhone 5 we actually don’t know what the new iPhone will be called.

iPhone 5 might seem like the most logical name for the next iPhone but actually it’s not! The next iPhone is the 6th generation iPhone (iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S) so iPhone 6 makes more sense, but that would just confuse people!

apple new iphone 5 packaging

So the likely name for the new iPhone will be just that ‘New iPhone’ just as the iPad 3 is called the ‘New iPad’.

Then again it could be the iPhone 5!

We don’t know if the new iPhone 5 will have NFC

I personally don’t think the new iPhone 5 will have NFC as it kind of makes Apple Passbook redundant, but there are mixed messages over NFC and the latest iPhone.

new iphone 5 leaked nfc

While we have photos suggestion the new iPhone 5 will have NFC, my gut feeling and the latest reports say otherwise.

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Will the iPhone 5 have 4G LTE

Honestly speaking I believe the new iPhone will have 4G enabled. It would make no sense for it not to be as the current New iPad even has 4G LTE!

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the new iphone 5 boot up video

That said though we don’t know for sure, and will have to wait until tomorrow to find out.

Is the new iPhone 5 dual-core or quad-core

While I have a gut feeling about some of the features the iPhone 5 will have whether or not it will be dual-core and quad-core really stumps me.

dual core iphone 5 leaked

We have seen photos of what is calimed to be a quad-core version of the new iPhone, but then again there have been leaks of a dual-core iPhone 5! Will the iPhone 5 have an Apple A6 or an Apple A5x?

The new iPhone 5 camera

Of all the rumors and speculation the iPhone 5’s camera is the one component which we know least about, yet are likely to use the most!

new iphone 5 rear camera

Most high-end Android phones are currently using super advanced 8 mega-pixel rear cameras, which could be the route Apple have chosen for the iPhone 5, although there is the small glimmer of hope the new iPhone will feature whopping 12 mega-pixel unit!


What do you guys think? Is there anything else we don’t know about the iPhone 5? Do you think the new iPhone will beat the current crop of Android Jelly Bean phones?

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  1. Totem
    September 11, 2012

    One more thing, it will be an overpriced waste of money 😛

  2. Totem
    September 11, 2012

    Oops.. Wrong article.. It should be for the other one.. haha

    • September 11, 2012

      @Totem haha;)

  3. Paul
    September 11, 2012

    Since it doesn’t have a new styling, my guess it’s going to be dubbed iphone4 xl. from what ive seen from the original iphone then to iphone3-3s, going to iphone 4-4s. So I guess thats how apples logic work. But it was up to me I would call it Iphone bland, they really lost that styling apppeal, you know unlile before they were able to evoke the eye, iphone back then were able to grab aattentions. Now their design is more of a relic for me nothing like I the htc onex design, its bold, some peole don’t like but some people like it, but hey to each hisown.

  4. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    September 11, 2012

    I read an article that I “think” was 100% confirmed that It’ll have LTE, but if they do Samsung has already stated that they will sue Apple over it, because they own 20-30% (can’t quite remember) of LTE patents. All I can say is, what goes around, comes around.

  5. Xatix
    September 11, 2012

    “iPhone 4 XL” would be the least name apple would choose, because it would totally break the names order until now.
    Also XL is never a good name for a product, because it leads to the thought, that there is a bigger version of the product, the XXL-Version. It would be a strategical failure.
    But last but not least, apple wouldn’t try to copy the Nintendo-Flop-Scheme with XL versions of products.

  6. Paul
    September 11, 2012

    @Xatix You do have a good point. But rember they broke their own name scheme or number with the ipad with “The new ipad”. So thats why I dubbed it with iphone xl. XL doesn’t neccesarily mean theres an xxl it could be just two, its not a clothing item. Hey htc has one under xl. But since you have a point um “the new iphone then”? We’ll just see for ourelves in a couple hours is the launch of the iphone. But lets all have fun, by playing a game called “lets dub or name new iphone” one rule no cussing. I’ll start iphone xl and iphone bland.

    • September 11, 2012

      @Paul I’m goning with iPhone 4SXLXtreme

  7. Xatix
    September 12, 2012

    @Paul I set on the new iPhone and iPhone 5 😀

  8. Xatix
    September 12, 2012

    @Paul Or the long awaited “new iPhonePad touch nano shuffle” ^^

  9. Paul
    September 12, 2012

    @Xatix interesting I like that touch of cramming every mobile device by apple very utilitarian perfect for batman, everyone loves batman=evetyone loves your dubbed iphone. I will definetely would wannt to buy it if it were named that, cause it sounds like a device thats worth it.
    @Andi very agressive sounds like hmmm for adrenaline seeking people base jumpers, skate boarder, free runners, bikers, and what ever sporty people. Makes me want to buy it cause im on the heavy side, you know to make it look like im one sporty guy.

    • September 12, 2012

      @Paul actually that’s a good point! if the iPhone 5 can have a helmet camera plugged into it I’ll buy one!

  10. Xatix
    September 12, 2012

    @Paul iPhone Air would also be a cool name, if ist would be amazingly slim

    • September 12, 2012

      @Xatix there used to be an iPhone knock off called an iPhone Air a year or so ago 🙂

  11. Paul
    September 12, 2012

    @Xatix shhhh…. thats for next year, hey so just finished with the live feed of the keynote. %18 thinner than the 4s not that bad. Iphone5 it was. oh welll still like the game, for applefans n apple haters.

    @Andi there has to be a device in the chinese market so you can strap your iphone helmet. Ghetto way would be ducttape or velcro and fasten the iphone on top, to get the bullet cam effect. wait i remember they have one mount for the handlebar, i saw somewhere.