Apple may launch 64GB iPhone this year

appleAs the potential launch of Apple’s iPhone 5 is drawing nearer, rumors about the fifth-generation handset are gaining more and more momentum.

A recent report published by 9to5Mac claims that the next iPhone will come in three storage capacities, viz. 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.

It may be noted here that the current model, the iPhone 4, is available only in 16GB and 32GB storage capacities.

But, it is possible that the Cupertino, Calif.-based gadget maker could launch the new handset with increased storage capacity as the company has been increasing storage capacity of its smartphones. The original iPhone was made available with 4GB, 8GB and 16GB storage capacities, when it was launched in 2007.

Various reports suggest that Apple’s next iPhone will run on the company’s fifth-generation operating system, called iOS 5, which will bring as many as 200 new features, such as iMessage and Newsstand.

Reports also suggest that the new iPhone will could feature a larger edge-to-edge screen, an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, and a faster dual-core processor.

The iPhone 5 is expected to be unveiled at a media event slated for 4th of October.