Friday Poll: Most enticing iPhone 5 rumor?

A5 processor, 8-megapixel camera, near-field communications, larger display? Which iPhone 5 rumor do you most want to come true?

Apple has long been masterful at building anticipation ahead of the launch of new products, and expectation for the iPhone 5 is reaching a boil. Some of the latest rumors getting traction suggest that the next version of the massively popular smartphone will be more than just a turn of the crank.

The latest speculation includes an expanded curved glass screen, an enlarged home button, and both GSM and CDMA support. Check out CNET's iPhone 5 rumor roundup to see the latest and get the whole picture.

One of the coolest of the recent rumors is the revamped case, which would give the phone a sexy, tapered look. Others include near-field communications, tightly integrated speech control, maps from Apple instead of Google, an 8-megapixel camera, dual LED flash, better graphics, and support for high-speed HSPA+ networks.

One rumor that's very likely to be true is inclusion of the A5 processor, the chip that powers the iPad 2. The rumor most likely to stoke the buzz? That the iPhone 5 will be released in August , not September or October.

So, what do you want to see in the iPhone 5? Vote in our weekly poll. And be sure to put your full wish list in the comments section.

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    Crave freelancer Eric Smalley has written about technology for more than two decades. His freelance credits include Discover, Scientific American, and Wired News. He edits Technology Research News, where he gets to preview the cool technology we'll all be using 10 years from now. Eric is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Eric.


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