Apple is kicking butt and taking names in the smartphone and tablet markets, and with good reason, too. They offer quality products with one with the largest library of apps. Everything integrates seamlessly and it’s sexy to boot. So, are you excited for a total revolution when the iPhone 5 debuts? Are you prepping for a mind-blowing new design that you’ll line up for on day one?

Well, don’t. The iPhone 5 will be pretty much the same. Apple’s busy bringing the law down on Samsung to give you something different.

Let’s start with the latest iPhone 5 rumors: Apple Insider is reporting that the next iteration of the iPhone is going into production this September for a likely fall release, coinciding with previous rumors of a late 2011/early 2012 release date. Their sources indicate that the device will only feature “slight modifications” compared to the iPhone 4.

They do claim though that iPhone 5 will feature an improved antennae (obviously), a faster processor (the iPad 2’s A5) and an 8-megapixel rear camera. Apparently, Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference – which they decided to schedule against E3 – will not be used to showcase new hardware, but instead focus on their new OS offerings.

If you’re not an iPhone user, perhaps you own a Samsung Galaxy… a phone that Apple claims is a copy of theirs. That’s right, Apple has filed a lawsuit against the Korean company, claiming the Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S and Nexus S devices are infringing on their style. The lawsuit reads:

“Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products”

In other news, I hear the United Federation of Planets is suing Apple for copying their data pad designs with the iPads.

Would you upgrade from the iPhone 4 to the 5 if it only has minor changes?

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Sources: Apple Insider, Tech Radar

tags: Apple, iPhone

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