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  • Report: iPhone 5 To Deliver Few Modifications Over iPhone 4


    According to the research, findings, and a healthy dose of speculation from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with Concord Securities, Apple's long-awaited iPhone 5 may ultimately delver only a few, less than groundbreaking improvements over the 4th generation Apple smartphone.

    Based on what Apple's overseas supply partners tell him, the iPhone 5 will not bestow an all-new design or anything - at least from an aesthetic standpoint - that is radically different from the previous four generations of the device. Kuo says the new phone will deliver only "slight modifications" from the last generation. In other words, expect the same body and retina display you already have.

    It should also be noted that almost everyone - Kuo included - has stopped alluding to Near Field Communication (NFC) technology as a possible new attribute of the iPhone 5. NFC would make mobile payments (transactions via smartphone at the point of sale) possible at participating retailers across the US. As it now appears, Apple is once again putting off mobile payments for a future generation product or device.

    All told, the guaranteed iPhone 5 modifications alluded to are those we've already been anticipating - an 8 megapixel rear camera and a Qualcomm baseband (GSM and CDMA). Kuo alleges that the radical overhaul of design and functionality will likely come with the 6th generation iPhone (can you believe we're talking about the 6th before the 5th has even turned up?). Still, the most interesting aspect of Kuo's report is that all signs now point to a September iPhone 5 release.

    Source: NBC
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Report: iPhone 5 To Deliver Few Modifications Over iPhone 4 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 146 Comments
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      Awesome!!! Another regular boring iPhone... I can't wait till AT&T releases the LG thrill 4G goodbyeee iPhone 4 ever!!
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Not a big surprise. It is like the iPhone 3/iPhone 3GS all over again. If it doesn't have a 4G radio then it will be a fail.
      Bro, what good is a "4G" antenna when no one really has 4G?
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      So I guess this means it's gonna have the same signal attenuation problem that the iPhone 4s have! Probably won't have a 4" screen either.

      It's probably gonna be the iPhone 4 with a higher meaningless megapixel camera and re-shaped buttons.

      No thanks. I'll pass.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I can live with that. I was most excited by the dual core chip, anyway. And a September release gives me time to save some $$.
    1. itzbilly's Avatar
      itzbilly -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      Seriously?
      They ALWAYS RELEASE THEM IN JUNE
      You even commented that there is not a huge difference in the iphone 5 therefor it should be able to be released NOW or more like 2 months from now in June, but September is ANOTHER 5 MONTHS AWAY

      SERIOUSLY APPLE

      I like most ppl are trying to SKIP the iphone 4 due to signal and other issues and just wait for the iphone 5 but this is ridiculous apple
      Uh.. natural disasters in Japan will have affected stock and supply. Not really surprising that they need to push the initial sale back.

      Quote Originally Posted by CX3NT3_713 View Post
      Awesome!!! Another regular boring iPhone... I can't wait till AT&T releases the LG thrill 4G goodbyeee iPhone 4 ever!!
      See you back here 2 months after you get the LG "thrill".
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      See you back here 2 months after you get the LG "thrill".[/QUOTE]

      Yea ... Maybe just to bragg about it hahaha .. I sold my iPad.. To get the BB playbook.. I guess I'm finally thinking out the box
    1. Quaddy's Avatar
      Quaddy -
      c'mon apple, a bigger screen option has to be the way in this day and age.
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      well! I wanted to get the i5 but now with September release, I will just get the i4....it's fast enough.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      Bro, what good is a "4G" antenna when no one really has 4G?
      I haz 4G baaaaaaby! So, yes it would benefit me if it were to have a 4G radio. 3G seems like Edge now. Granted, the 3G network really should be completed so that everyone can step into the 21st century.
    1. SoCal Railroader's Avatar
      SoCal Railroader -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      Bro, what good is a "4G" antenna when no one really has 4G?
      Verizon LTE
    1. CabooseLoL's Avatar
      CabooseLoL -
      I'll be upset if the dev team is waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out before they release the iPad 2 jailbreak. I don't want to wait until September to jailbreak my iPad 2

      I understand why they would want to wait, but uugh I want my iPad 2 jailbreak.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Pretty much what has already been discussed. Camera etc....
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      I hope it's on par specs-wise with the Samsung Galaxy S 2
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Had 3G, skipped 3GS, got an iPhone 4, best experience ever

      Gonna do it again, skip iP5 and jump from iP4 to iP6. Plus I barely got my iPhone 4 6 months ago :/
    1. flight-medic-752's Avatar
      flight-medic-752 -
      Think I'll upgrade my wife's 3GS and I'll hold out for the i6.

      Jim
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Edit: not a fan of buying a new iPhone that has hardly any physical differences or anything really "new" to jump at.
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Not a big surprise. It is like the iPhone 3/iPhone 3GS all over again. If it doesn't have a 4G radio then it will be a fail.
      Quote Originally Posted by zoso10 View Post
      Why is this a a surprise to some people? Remember the 3GS? Yeah not a whole lot of stuff updated. The iPhone 5 is just gonna be like the 3GS in that aspect.

      ^^ Hahaha you beat me by a minute CaptainChaos!!
      This is exactly what I was going to say...just felt like reading the thread to see if anyone else out there was thinking along the same lines.

      Anyone expecting ground breaking developments with the 5th iteration of the iPhone have a short memory. It also seems like it would hinder Apple's profits to produce a new body style every year. With each body style change, they have to change all their manufacturing equipment. May as well make as much money they can off the older equipment before upgrading everything.
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      is the iphone 5 where the verison and at&t iphone merge?
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      I don't expect ground breaking. I expect a better camera, dual core processor, more/better RAM, and larger disk space. Thats it.

      tim
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by rpgpromaster View Post
      is the iphone 5 where the verison and at&t iphone merge?
      The only way they could do that is if they put both a CDMA and GSM chip in each phone. Is that what you're thinking they'll do, or did you not know Verizon and AT&T use completely different technologies?