The iPhone 5's front side versus the iPhone 4's. (Photo : Nowhereelse.fr)
With Apple's highly anticipated press conference taking place next Wednesday, where the iPhone 5 is speculated to debut, new rumored features of the new device has been leaking around the web.
According to a report from Northern Voices Online, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that the latest iPhone device with feature a 4.08-inch in-cell IPS touchscreen display with a resolution of 1,136x640 and 500-nit brightness.
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In contrast with rival Samsung's devices that have been using plastic for its display, Apple will have a thinner metal back casing, 4G LTE support, 1GB RAM, 11mAh in battery capacity, and improved camera features.
The two notable differences from Kuo's report are the Near Field Communication (NFC) and the dock connector. Kuo's reported added that the iPhone 5 will have NFC support and a 19-pin dock connector.
The KGI Securities analysts' report is different from other rumored reports.
As Latinos Post reported last week, the Japanese blog Macotakara stated that the iPhone 5 will include a special chip that will allow you to make payments over the phone following leaked images from Apple.pro showing a spot where the NFC will be located. However, AnandTech concluded that NFC is "highly unlikely" for the iPhone 5.
Given the primarily metal backside of the new iPhone, it's highly unlikely that NFC is in the cards for this generation," wrote Brian Klug and Anand Lal Shimp of AnandTech. "In fact, given the very little space at top and bottom dedicated to those glass RF windows, you can almost entirely rule it out," reported AnandTech.
For the dock connector, during the early summer, it was speculated the 30-pin connector will go down to 19, but latest rumors had it drop further to nine.
Latinos Post reported on the smaller dock connector, including an accidental posting on Apple's online store, according to AWhiteDot, revealing that there could be a 9-pin-to-30-pin dock converter connector.
Invitations for the Sept. 12 press conference have been released for members of the press, stating, ""Please join us for an invitation only event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco on September 12 at 10:00 a.m. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Please arrive early."
The iPhone 5 launch may be the biggest event in Apple's history and is expected to sell as many as 250 million units during its lifetime, according to FBR Capital analyst Craig Berger, he told Forbes.