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Is this the Future of Apple’s iPhone?

According to this video posted on YouTube, the hotly-anticipated iPhone 5 could be thin as a credit card, with a larger screen and holographic capabilities. The video has received almost 22 million views, even though it’s only what’s called a concept video – more of a thought experiment than anything else, in this case credited to Aatma Studio, an animation company based in San Francisco, Calif.

But it raises the question: Could the iPhone 5 be this cool? Todd Day, a wireless industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan, says the iPhone 5 could include some of the features in the video. Apple’s next iPhone will likely have a bigger screen. As for that svelte profile, that’s further down the road. “I wouldn’t put it past Apple to be able to make a device that thin,” Day says. “Just not yet.”

What else is likely? iPhone users can reasonably expect a “world phone” with compatible software so it could easily be unlocked for different phone carriers. Also a lighter handset, faster processor, more memory and, eventually, the capability to project movies.

When can you have one? Analysts expect an early to mid-October arrival date. Natalie Harrison, a spokeswoman for Apple, declined to comment.

What would you like to see in the iPhone 5?

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    • fettverbrennung online tipps zum schlank werden und fit werden wenn kalorien verbrennen leicht gemacht und stoffwechsel ankurbeln

    • Apple is the New Microsoft.

    • The control Apple has on content etc. is turning the company into the New Microsoft.

    • Apple is a follower when it comes to cutting edge tech (notwithstanding its reputation for user-friendly innovations) – this is no different. Another leaf out of Microsoft’s playbook (See Microsoft Surface – http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en/us/default.aspx).

    • Apple is doing an amazing job creating the future. Somehow they have managed to avoid getting strangled to death by the regulators that are destroying the pharmaceutical industry and other once great innovators.

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