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iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst

Apple's next iPhone will likely arrive in September or October. As the rumor machine cranks into high gear, we sort the solid predictions from the silly.
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Likelihood: Low

Wireless charging is cool, but today's implementations are a tad clunky, requiring bulky paraphernalia like third-party sleeves and charging plates. It's probably just as easy to plug your phone into a wall socket. Apple's working on inductive charging technologies, a development last year that led some industry watchers to speculate that an upcoming iPhone, perhaps even the 2012 model, might feature wireless charging.

The tech industry is serious about inductive charging, and the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) wants hardware manufacturers to integrate its Qi technology into their devices to eliminate the need for a charging sleeve. This may happen, but the iPhone 5 won't lead the way.

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Tom LaSusa
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6/4/2012 | 12:29:35 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
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John doe
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John doe,
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6/2/2012 | 1:24:05 AM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
In other words same old crap of an iPhone. Outdated before its out.
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wht,
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6/1/2012 | 10:08:16 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
Not much of any value in this slide show, nothing new that hasn't already been speculated, and it is all speculation. Waste of time to go through the slides.
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wht,
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6/1/2012 | 10:07:01 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
4G support? It will have 4G support, but it depends on where it is available to be of any value to you. Many areas are still 3G.
vzrules
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vzrules,
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6/1/2012 | 7:13:40 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
They will argue that the pixels are higher density (they are crammed together on a small screen..duh). I don't get why this brand is even brought up anymore, they have done nothing in over two years now.
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jkang553,
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6/1/2012 | 5:18:32 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
What's the likelihood of 4G support?
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Guest.,
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6/1/2012 | 5:11:19 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
Why would I want to replace my old 4.3" screen with an even SMALLER 4" screen????
I don't want to move backwards.
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