July 26, 2012 // By: Sebastian Nikoloff // iPhone 5: What’s Under the Hood?
On the software side, the new iPhone is likely to come outfitted with iOS 6. Here, too, Apple is keeping the details to itself. An update for Siri, however, is definitely in the works. After the introduction of Google Now, at the latest, observers think there will be some catching up to do. Furthermore, an improved integration with Facebook is expected. This would make it possible to click the “Like” button from other apps more often. It should also be possible to synch your contacts and calendar with Facebook. The new email client is expected to be able to mark important emails with an “VIP” tag and sort them to the top. Safari should be able to save and synch open tabs and bookmark content to read later. Beyond that, new versions of the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore are expected.
Rumors of a fall arrival of the iPhone 5 solidified after Fran Shammo, chief financial officer at Verizon, an American mobile communications provider, hinted at the release of a major smartphone in Q4 2012. A little under two weeks ago, the website, knowyourmobile.com, announced the launch of the new iPhone in August.
Apple introduced iPhone 4S in October 2011. And in the run-up to that release the excitement was just as high as it is now. Last year, however, many observers came away from the launch disappointed.