Speculation is building around the release of Apple's new iPhone, which is set to be longer, thinner, faster and more powerful.
The hotly anticipated smart phone, to be launched tomorrow, will improve access to mobile video content, with a bigger screen, more processing power and rumoured access to super-fast 4G networks. The improvements will make it easier for users to make video calls and watch film clips online.
Deloitte technology partner Mason Davies said there was a lot of conjecture about what the phone would feature, particularly around 4G connectivity.
"There are other rumours about a higher resolution screen, potentially a larger screen as well and the camera will be higher resolution too," Mr Davies said. "All of this implies you are going to get higher quality and larger amounts of data quickly using the iPhone 5 than you would previously be able to do.
"That in turn should lead to something of an explosion in terms of video content exchange, video messaging and quicker uploads to Facebook of video or photos."
Speculation is rife that the phone will include a near-field communication chip, which lets customers pay for goods by swiping or tapping their phone at a register.Telstra has been expanding its 4G network in Perth and some WA regional areas while the Optus 4G network was switched on in parts of central Perth last week.
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