Next-generation iPhone Possible Release In July

Apple’s next-generation iPhone could have a design similar to the iPhone 4, will integrate a better 8 MP camera and could even be released as early as the end of next month, Macotakara reports. The same site has predicted correctly some of the iPad 2’s features and release date before. iPhone 4 currently uses a 5 MP camera.

The new iPhone will rely on an embedded SIM, therefore it will no longer use the conventional SIM card and it is highly probable that the smartphone will be powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor. No data is currently available in regard to iPhone 5 1080 p HD video shooting capabilities.

Apple’s next smartphone will also have 3 or 4 internal antennas for GSM and CDMA worldwide compatibility and probably other additional antennas for AT&T and Verizon wireless network support, the same report informs.

Fran Shammo, Verizon’s CFO gave similar news in April: "[...] Verizon will be on equal footing with our competitors on a new [Apple] phone hitting the market, which will also be a global device." Apple has not commented on the statement yet.

It is also suggested that the distance between the flash and the camera could be increased so as to reduce the red-eye effect.

The next-generation iPhone is expected to be launched in late July or early August, so the site claims, although previous rumours have suggested a September release would be more likely.