iPhone 5 Could Be ‘Bigger Upgrade Than Expected’

News | Tuesday August 2 2011 2:47 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

The iPhone 5 rumor mill is working overtime.
So far we’ve heard conflicting reports about next generation iPhone ’s form factor. According to some reports, 
.
While, some reports claim that 
 such as faster processor, 8-megapixel camera etc. just like 
, but won’t feature an all-new design and will look like iPhone 4.
reports that according to Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu, Apple ‘s fifth generation iPhone could be a bigger upgrade than expected.
“Well, it turns out that we are picking up that this interim iPhone refresh in the Fall timeframe could be a bigger upgrade than we expected,” Wu wrote. “We believe this keeps the iPhone fresh and competitive and helps maintain its leadership position.”
He said that supply chain sources have indicated that the new iPhone will feature a slightly larger display than the current 3.5-inch screen found on the iPhone 4. The fifth-generation iPhone is also expected to feature the same dual-core A5 processor already found in the iPad 2.
In addition, those same sources reportedly said that the new iPhone will feature a similar form factor and size to the iPhone 4, but will sport a thinner bezel.
“We believe this makes sense to improve the iPhone experience without making it too bulky as we have seen with models from competitors,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, Wu also reiterates that iPhone 5 won’t support 4G LTE networks as
, which is one of the reasons why iPhone 5 could be a bigger than expected upgrade to make it more appealing for iPhone users to upgrade to the new iPhone rather than waiting for the 4G LTE iPhone , which is expected to be launched in 2012.
Wu does not have a great track record when it comes to iPhone related rumors, but we have always felt that if Apple had launched the next iPhone in July/July it would have been a minor upgrade, but the fact that Apple has delayed the launch of the eagerly awaited iPhone 5, which we’re now hearing
, suggests that it will be a bigger upgrade than just a specs bump.
What do you think? Will iPhone 5 be a bigger upgrade than expected?

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