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iPhone 5 Will Only Be a Spec Bump, New Design Coming in 2012?

iPhone 5 Will Only Be a Spec Bump, New Design Coming in 2012?

Posted April 18, 2011 at 11:22am by iClarified
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with Concord Securities has issued an investor note predicting that the iPhone 5 will only offer minor improvements on the iPhone 4 but Apple has a new design planned for the 2012 iPhone.

According to AppleInsider, Kuo has heard that the iPhone 5 will include the faster A5 processor already found in the iPad 2, as well as a higher resolution 8 megapixel rear camera. He has also been told that Apple will switch to a Qualcomm baseband for both GSM and CDMA models, along with an improved antenna design.

Kuo has heard that the iPhone 5 will begin trial production in August and mass production in September.

As for the iPhone 6, Kuo has heard that Apple is planning a new design with greatly improved hardware specifications. His sources say that this device could go on sale in the first half of 2012 due to "fierce competition" with Android.

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Murk - April 20, 2011 at 1:40am
The (s) in 3GS was added when apple added s-video, obviously the 4g already has video so the next iPhone will not be called 4gs it will be 5
NeHoMaR - April 18, 2011 at 5:23pm
Actually, I was expecting a iPhone4[S], that device will be just a perfect iPhone4, as iPhone3G[S] was in comparison to iPhone3G. Plus, I am skipping completely the iPhone4 to buy this one; good news to me.
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South Africa - April 18, 2011 at 2:10pm
It makes no sense for Apple to release another iphone 4 with small spec bumps. The current iphone 4 is doing well, maybe they need to focus on better software services like the Blackberry has (i.e. FREE INTERNET and INSTANT MESSAGING). The iPhone 5 should be a major release killing the Android and BB, so I dont see anyone opting to buy the "iPhone 4GS" anyway - everyone will rather wait.
dancj - April 18, 2011 at 2:55pm
Yeah. I'll definitely drag my 3GS on for another year if there's nothing new about the iPhone 5
neonshad0w - April 18, 2011 at 11:54am
If it's just a bump in specs, they will most likely call it the iPhone 4GS, not the iPhone 5.
Frankfurt - April 18, 2011 at 12:26pm
i think depending on if it is 4G/LTE compatible will determine the name. if no actual 4G support chances are it's not going to be the "4GS." It might be something along the lines of iPhone 4S.
James - April 18, 2011 at 11:37am
Still would be surprised if it gets released in Fall. 6 will NOT come before next summer. It's not how apple works competition or not they move how they move and don't let others dictate that. It's one of the reasons apple comes off so arrogant.
Hash - April 18, 2011 at 12:02pm
I agree... If it's just a spec bump, they should be able to release as an iPhone 4GS in June/July.
hagenuk - April 18, 2011 at 12:41pm
With the speed Apple roll-out their is going to loose big time market shares to Android...
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