Apple To Start Production Of iPhone 5 In Q3; To Feature 8-Megapixel Camera, Dual-Mode GSM-CDMA Qualcomm Chip

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PCWorld reports that according FBR Capital Markets – a financial analyst firm, Apple will start manufacturing
in the third quarter, indicating that it will be launched later this year instead of unveiling it at
.

They’re also claiming that the
will feature a 8-megapixel camera and baseband chip from Qualcomm that will work on both GSM and CDMA networks.
The iPhone 5 will include an 8-megapixel camera and a single baseband chip that will work on both GSM and CDMA networks, FBR Capital Markets said in a research note, citing information from industry contacts. [..]
[..] “Our contacts have confirmed to us that Qualcomm is replacing Intel as the baseband supplier, selling an integrated CDMA/WCDMA baseband,” FBR wrote in the research note.
It makes sense for Apple to move to a single baseband chip solution that works on both GSM and CDMA networks so that it does not have to make different iPhone models.

Back in April, Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst at Concord Securities who has a good track in predicting Apple product related news had also claimed that production of
based on information obtained from Apple ’s supply chain.

It is also speculated that Sony will supply camera sensors for the
based on comments made by Sony CEO Howard Stringer. But according to FBR, Omnivision that supplies camera sensors for the
,
,
5 with Sony as the backup sensor supplier.

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