Here’s a look at what the iPhone 5 may include:
- 8 megapixel camera
- Longer battery life
- Bigger surface area
- Faster processor
- Voice navigation system
However, media outlets in China are reporting a faster network speed as well. According to a slideshow from China Unicom, the iPhone 5 will support a 4G-like network speed called, HSPA+ . It’s not 4G technology, which is 10x faster than current 3G speeds, but HSPA+ is pretty fast.
It would be an improvement for AT&T customers both in speeds and coverage. Verizon Wireless customers already have access to 4G speeds with LTE. According to AT&T’s coverage map, the faster HSPA+ network speed will be available in Mobile and Baldwin Counties in Alabama but not in Pensacola, Florida at this time.
The iPhone 5 is creating a lot of excitement. It is not even out yet, but already people say the device is on their shopping list. In a recent survey more than 40 percent of those polled said they plan to buy the new phone.
Customers not eligible for an upgrade might want to consider that AT&T will charge a penalty on top of the price of the new hardware to let customers out of their contract.