iPhone 5 Specs Leak: Larger Display, Better Camera and “4G”

Apple is set to hold an iPhone event on Tuesday October 4th, but this weekend Cincinnati Bell, a small regional carrier in Ohio, let slip some interesting information about the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S.

These images come via TUAW, and show placeholders for the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S. These screenshots do not show images of either device, but offer a look at the possible specs for Apple’s new iPhone.

Before you get too excited, these could just be placeholders put up by an expecting carrier — but even that is a telling sign. Just yesterday, we saw the Sprint iPhone 5 show up in Radio Shack’s inventory system.

You see, these screenshots appeared on the pre-paid pages of Cincinnati Bell. This is the first time we have heard about this carrier getting the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S.

(Read: iPhone 5 Survey Results: Inside iPhone 5 Buyers’ Minds)

The first screenshot shows the specs of an iPhone 5. This includes a larger 4″ display, up from 3.5″ on the current iPhone 4. We also see an 8MP camera listed, which is an improvement over the current 5MP iPhone 4 camera, and we also see 4G data speeds listed. While this might get your heart beating a big faster, calm down. This isn’t real 4G LTE, which delivers super fast downloads. Instead, this is HSPA+, which is only 4G in a fantasy world where marketers control definitions.

iPhone 5 Specs leak

Are these the iPhone 5 Specs?

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Next up, we see a screenshot of an iPhone 4S placeholder. This is the rumored low cost, tweaked iPhone 4. The iPhone 4S claims to have the current iPhone 4′s 3.5″ display and 5MP camera, but has an upgraded A5 processor. This device is notably cheaper at $99 after an instant $300 rebate.

iPhone 4S specs

Are these the iPhone 4S specs?

We are waiting for Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, to announce the new iPhone on October 4th at the company’s headquarters in California. We expect at least one new iPhone, but we may actually get two unique devices on Tuesday. If the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S are announced by Apple, we expect a release date of mid October on Sprint, AT&T and Verizon.

Apple is also expected to announce the iOS 5 release date. iOS 5 is a new version of the software that powers the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. This new version is rumored to bring voice control in the form of a new Assistant app, only available on the new iPhone, as well as over 200 new features to the iPhone 5 and older iPhones.

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This leak gives us hope that Apple may go even broader with the launch and allow regional carriers that use Verizon, AT&T or Sprint towers to get in on the iPhone 5 game.

Comments

    • Anonymous says

      And your point is? The Dodge Charger is bigger than the Cadillac CTS-V, but we all know which one is better (and faster!).

    • Anonymous says

      Those Windows and Android phones are getting huge.  I don’t know about you, but if I want to watch a movie, I’ll watch it on a TV, a Computer, or a tablet.  Bigger is not always better.  I want a phone that can do everything in an excellent way, but that maintains the compactness of a phone.  I don’t want to lug around a miniature sub-par tablet that can make calls.

      • Sitchaassdown says

        i agree.. if a phone is TOO big it’s cumbersome! it’s too heavy .. won’t fit easily in your POCKET lol..
        and will burn way too much juice! .. small phone big tablet makes the MOST sense .. those big phones are starting to look like the shoebox cell phones of the 90′s LMAO

        • Anonymous says

          Bigger screen doesn’t necessarly mean larger iphone. Apple has some real estate to work with where they can make the screen bigger without compromising current overall size.

        • Skill34 says

          Dude, its taken Apple this ling to have an 8MP camera and voice assisted commands supposedly….that’s been in the EVO since it came out! So by the time this new iPhone comes out, an HTC will come out with a 12MP camera, dual processor and a 3MP front facing camera lol

      • Anonymous says

        4.5 is perfect, 4.0 is great… I have 3.5, wish it was a 4.  but a 5 inch screen on anything would make me laugh if it’s a cell.  that’s near tablet size.  I might get a 7 in Amazon Fire.

    • Felix85 says

      Just buy the Galaxy Tab and use it to call and receive calls just like a retarded as I can see some in the train and make me laugh!

        • sinkaidas says

          MOAR CAPS DUDE.  and i bet your original iPhone took just as good of video as my Canon Powershot too…  oh wait.

          way to be a blatantly obvious fanboy with little to no knowledge of what you’re actually talking about.

    • Guest says

      4.7 inches, huh? That sucks. Why would I want a miniature tablet in my pocket that bulges out of my pants? HTC should stick with a size for their phones and tablets and make up their minds.

  1. Toddmo71 says

    Over 600 dollars!!!! I mean I know some will buy this just because, but 600 for a phone. That is just ridiculous. I am a big iPhone guy who has been waiting since spring for this phone. But I can’t see paying that much for it, unless it cooks me dinner or will be the last phone I need to buy for 6 years, like my macbook. 

    • senno says

      Just wanna say that iPhone costs 649€ / 759€ over here in belgium. That’s about 1000$.
      We’re all envious of US Apple prices…

      • Staticdol says

        I hope this the price for the 32 Gig
        iPhone 5 ! $299.with all of the goodies will be almost the $400 U.S. My 3Gs IPhone is dying time
        for me to upgrade !

  2. Anonymous says

    It will be the thinnest smartphone out which in itself is a Kick A feature, half the thickness of the 4. I had a 5 inch screen Dell Streak last year and it wasnt all that too big and fragile. So stfu about big screens, I;m sure my 30 inch 2560 x1600 res computer monitor is alot bigger than youll ever afford or my 70 inch led Samsung 240hz 3D tv owns you too so stfu Darkenhel2001.

    • Emancipatedmind says

      Give me your address so I can come armed with my goons to take the stuff you worship.

    • AYFKM says

      So you can afford extra-large sized pants, maybe you want a prize for that, but for the rest of us who live in a world in which we still want to carry our phones in our regular sized pockets, it is absurd to keep on making the screens bigger. I think 4″ is plenty and beyond enough, I’ve been using my iPhone 4, with it’s 3.5″ screen, and if I need more, well, I do so at home so I can use my iMac, or even my iPad… Meanwhile, I can still use my portable, and pocket fitting device, whenever I leave

      • Billtaylor87 says

        My bionic fits in pocket just fine. I dont think men are suppose to wear skinny jeans. You might wanna consider buying pants for men instead of crying that the iphone lacks in screen size.

    • Anonymous says

      if you don’t make 100K a year, you are wasting your money on things!  I wish I didn’t waste as much as I did in my 20′s, but I wasn’t this bad.  If you’re rich, spend it (and give to charity for God sake!)  :)

    • sinkaidas says

      look at this fanboy.  wow, you can’t afford my awesome stuff?  is that a persuasive argument?  why do so many fanboys get their panties in a bunch when anything that may be perceived as negative is said about their beloved Apple product?  i just dont get it.

      people like you make me think that all Apple product consumers are just a bunch of dbags that think they’re getting the BEST possible device, when actually by the time it’s released, its already behind on hardware specs.  nubs.

  3. Istari777 says

    That price would rule me out. The only way I could afford that would be a two year contract, that is something I won’t ever be doing again.
    Oh well, I gave a GS2 to keep me happy unroll the prices drop.

    • Chris says

      How much do you think you’re getting a Galaxy S II for without a two year contract?  Either way you’re paying upwards of $500 for a htc, samsung, or iphone with out a contract.

  4. Justin says

    Take the iPhone 5 upgraded camera, add the iOS 5 updated camera software, add iCloud Photo Stream and you have the ultimate way to take and distribute photos.  Then use an iPad with miFrame and you have the ultimate digital photo frame

  5. Chuckd2736 says

    I thought the iPhone 5 was going to be available in 64 or 128 gig.  What happened to that?

    • Chunky says

      I have iPhone 8 here in my country called druckinstan. We also smoke cigarettes and boil tomatoes for dinner but at least we have an iPhone 8 that you don’t have in US. It is made of wood and bubble gum. The bubble gum is our national food source in my shit country. Boy I wish I had a potato to eat…..

  6. Proxpert says

    Was expecting more from apple. Think android has the better phones now but will stick with my old iPhone till they come up with something better.

  7. Anonymous says

    I’ve got the iPhone 3 so I’m looking forward to the 5.  I always skip a generation which saves me some $$.  Don’t feel like I missed a lot with the 4 anyway.  The other way I saved money was through CostPress which gave me an 8% discount on my AT&T plan. 

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