Samsung gets no peek into Apple; iPhone 5 details leaked

iPreview. A Bloomberg article published late Tuesday said that Apple is planning to roll out the fifth incarnation of the iPhone in September, citing two people familiar with the matter. The article said that the device will have an A5 processor, the same chip used in the iPad 2, along with an 8-megapixel camera (the iPhone 4 boasts a 5-megapixel camera). The newest iPhone would operate on the iOS 5 operating system recently launched at the developer’s conference earlier this month, which is designed to run on all of Apple’s mobile devices. Additionally, the sources said that Apple is testing a revamped iPad that has a higher resolution screen, comparable to the one currently found in the iPhone 4 and that Apple is looking to launch a cheaper version of the iPhone for sale in developing countries.

In related news, a U.S. judge ruled that Samsung will not have an opportunity to look at the unreleased versions of the iPhone. The two companies have been involved in a legal battle regarding possible patent violations, with Apple claiming Samsung’s Galaxy infringes on several of the company’s assets. Samsung counter-sued, asking to preview new versions of the iPhone and iPad as it would be “highly relevant” to its defense.

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