Apple is to release the "iPhone5" in September, according to reports from component suppliers in Asia who are gearing up to build the next generation of the company's smartphone. The new "iPhone 5" will look very similar to the current iPhone.
Reports suggest that the new phone will use an A5 processor like that included in the iPad 2 released in March and feature an 8MP camera (compared with 5MP in the iPhone 4). Some reports suggest that it is testing a higher-resolution or larger version of the screen than that in the present model.
The new devices will include Apple's new iOS 5 software, which includes its iCloud capability to synchronise data between devices, and to activate and update phones without requiring connection to a computer, as well as offering photo sharing and Twitter messaging across many apps.