iPhone 5 - Possible Appearance and New Map App

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jun 01, 2012 02:35 PM EDT

The latest comes to us from Japanese Apple blog Macotakara, posting a video of what's purported to be the glass panel of the next iPhone, next to an iPhone 4S, to give us a rough idea as to what the new model phone could look like. See below.

Despite CEO Tim Cook's earlier statement on the matter, everything seems to point to a larger screen. After taking a tour of tech suppliers in Asia, Business Insider's Jay Yarrow, "This will be the most significant iPhone upgrade with a four-inch screen and a new, sleek look that we believe will require a unibody case."

Turning to tech aspects, citing an unnamed source, 9to5Mac claims that the iPhone 5 prototype unit is running on an "ARM S5L8950X" processor, a model number that's higher than the ones found on both the iPhone 4S and third-generation iPad. They also claim that the phone will be equipped with 1GB of RAM, a whopping upgrade from the 512MB that ships on the iPhone 4S.

9to5Mac also let fly pictures of Apple's new map app they're developing to distance themselves from Google Maps.

Despite having usually introduced their products in the summer, Apple is now expected to introduce its next iPhone in the fall instead. More information will hopefully be revealed at Apples' WWDC in San Francisco, June 11th.

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