Apple's iPhone 5: 10 Predictions

The iPhone 5 may have the same size screen as the iPhone 4, yet offer more storage and similar pricing.
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Apple’s iPhone 5 is expected to launch later this year. And when it does, you can pretty much expect everyone from today’s most Apple-loving consumers to enterprise users to jump at the chance to adopt the device. As with any Apple launch, the iPhone 5 will captivate folks around the globe.

However, as in the past, Apple has been tight-lipped about its plans for the next iPhone. Rumors have, of course, swirled, but so far, none of them can be corroborated. At this point, there’s no telling what Apple has planned for the iPhone 5, and it has no plans to tell anyone.

But that doesn’t mean that we can’t start to speculate. Apple likes to learn from the past and follow similar decisions that made sense. Therefore, if one examines some of the decisions the company has made in the past, we can perhaps predict what features the iPhone 5 will sport when it launches later this year.

So, in the following slides, we’re going to take a walk down the iPhone 5 path and discuss what might or might not happen when Apple finally launches its next smartphone.

Check it out:

1. 4G LTE

All signs point to the iPhone 5 coming with 4G LTE. For one thing, Apple’s new iPad supports the technology. In addition, the company’s competitors are shipping with LTE support.

Combine that with comments made by China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile carrier, which said that it’ll support the iPhone when it has TD-LTE, and there’s no reason to suggest it won’t be available in Apple’s next handset.

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2. The Same Design

Unfortunately, Apple no longer spends too much of its money on design improvements. Instead, the company is content to offer up some new components to make its devices work better. Look for the iPhone 5 to come with the same design as its predecessor.

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3. More Storage

When Apple launched the iPhone 4S, the company delivered a 64GB option. Now that many customers have maxed out that amount of storage, it’s quite likely the iPhone maker will ditch the 16GB model and offer up a 128GB version. As time goes on, storage requirements only increase -- and Apple knows it.

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