April 19, 2011
The iPhone 5 will be a “better iPhone 4,” according to All Things Digital, which spoke to Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The next generation smart phone, which should arrive sometime this fall, will look almost the same as the current model with only “slight modifications.” These include a faster A5 processor, which runs on the iPad 2, a Qualcom dual GSM/CDMA baseband, and a higher resolution eight-megapixel rear camera. On this final point, Kuo expects Sony to provide the camera, instead of OmniVision, which produced the camera on the iPhone 4. However, this contradicts a recent story, which indicated that OmniVision might offer its new 12.6 megapixel camera unit for the iPhone 5. Finally, Kuo believes the iPhone 5 will head to production in August, arriving at market sometime in October. These latest rumors seem to confirm previous ones. Of course, nothing becomes official until Apple says it does. What do you think? Leave your comments below.