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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 · 17651 views
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
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
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.
South Africa
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
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
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.
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