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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. Tario70's Avatar
      Tario70 -
      I'm happy I waited until the 3Gs, to get an iPhone and I'll get the 5 when it launches.

      Basically by getting the 3Gs, I got the perfect version of the now refined over 3 generations, iPhone. Now with the 5, I'll get the more perfect version of the 4. The 2G & 3G were the beta versions, with the 3Gs having next to zero issues thanks to the previous versions, the 5 will likely be the same after the mistakes of the 4.

      What do I want from the 5? Simple, all the modest upgrades A5, more RAM, perhaps even a 64GB? Oh & I want that Aluminum back. No glass for the back or I may wait for the 6...

      ~Tario70
    1. norfskate's Avatar
      norfskate -
      history will repeat.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by PathKiller29 View Post
      why not just say 4gs rather than 5 lol
      Because right now the iphone 4 isn't called an iphone 4g
    1. norfskate's Avatar
      norfskate -
      Quote Originally Posted by Str4y View Post
      Because right now the iphone 4 isn't called an iphone 4g
      Haha, this enrages me! I work for an iPhone retailer and every time someone asks for an "iPhone4G" I just want to punch them in the face!

      But my boss says I'm not allowed to :-(
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Quote Originally Posted by brbortscheller View Post
      BIGGER SCREEN PLEASE! (just not ipad huge. I think that's why they made it, people asked for a bigger-screened iPod)

      With that said, there'll be an iPad sized iPhone!

      Wait...there's already one. It's on verizon

      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dark Syn View Post
      With that said, there'll be an iPad sized iPhone!

      Wait...there's already one. It's on verizon

      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
      What
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      Yep, you're thinking outside of the smart box, alight. The PlayBook? More like the GayBook. Have fun with ZERO apps, no email, no calendar and since you don't have a Blackberry, you can't use BB Connect. I guess you can watch all your iPad movies on it, after you convert them....[/QUOTE]

      Lol they have a native email,contacts,calander,ect coming soon,. And " gaybook" wow!! Nice come back,,,*sarcasm* ,, and yea,, go ahead and enjoy your 9000 useless apps,, I bet you must love the fart apps huh? And movies? Nah I'll wait for Netflix app
    1. skj8100's Avatar
      skj8100 -
      Quote Originally Posted by femibrim View Post
      I hope more tidbits about the iPhone 6 leak out so i can make a better decision about whether to get the iPhone 5 or just wait for the iPhone 6....
      Just wait. Don't be foolish. Especially if you have an iPhone 4...

      Quote Originally Posted by matrixhunter View Post
      they are doing the same thing like they did with the iphone 3g to 3gs look the same but 3gs is faster with better camera and more speed it was obvious they were going to do this i recommend u guys get the iphone 6 then 8 then 10 go by even numbers casue they will have the biggest changes lol get an iphone every 2 years instead of each year thats the reason why i didnt get the 3gs cause it looks the same only had slight changes i went from a 3g to a 4
      Same thing my wife and I did/do.
    1. Eiswritsat's Avatar
      Eiswritsat -
      i think its gonna be like how the Iphone 3gs was to the Iphone 3g, maybe a Iphone 4(s)???
    1. skj8100's Avatar
      skj8100 -
      Quote Originally Posted by darktiger View Post
      I have a 3GS, but will be getting a iPhone 5... the dual core processors and improved camera would be worth it for me....
      You're exactly who apple is banking on getting this. Either that or a reduced priced black iPhone 4. Or even yet a slightly less reduced priced white iPhone 4...

      Don't get me wrong I understand why someone like yourself will upgrade to the iPhone 5 (or whatever it's called. I doubt it'll be iPhone 5) that's why like so many others I'm glad my first iPhone was the 3G and second was 4 and next will be 6 or whatever the name. (2012 version)
    1. StayyyFlyyy's Avatar
      StayyyFlyyy -
      my iPhone 4 is the sickest thing I have ever seen, if the iPhone 5 looks exactly the same (or worse such as the 2g-3G crap) what's the difference? the number and some more camera pixels? I stayed with the 2g all the way until the ip4 came out because the 3G looks like apple just puked out an iPhone and called it the 3G. lets see if history repeats itself
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      Samsung Galaxy S II here I come!
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CX3NT3_713 View Post
      go ahead and enjoy your 9000 useless apps,, I bet you must love the fart apps huh? And movies? Nah I'll wait for Netflix app
      Fart apps? Really? That joke got old about 2 years ago. Theres almost half a million apps on the app store. Most of them are far from useless. Especially when compared to the weak *** Android market.

      I actually like the Playbook. Was considering getting it for my wife for her birthday. Then I realized she wouldnt be able to get all the games and apps shes used to playing on my iPad so I decided against it.

      When it comes right down to it, its all about the apps.

      Quote Originally Posted by carlbgc View Post
      Android has some seriously nice hardware coming out. I thought Apple would have to step up their game.
      I agree about the hardware. Loving some of the devices coming out. But once you get past the newness of the device and realize there isnt much quality content on the market, you go back to the iPhone.
    1. utahn's Avatar
      utahn -
      I hope they at least attempt a redesign for the antenna
    1. foolish813's Avatar
      foolish813 -
      Think it'll be better than my 3G?

      They had better or this would b the poorest selling iPhone to date. Gauranteed!
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      I call BS on this one. They are predicting a 3 month delay in shipment yet no new features (camera bump and new SoC). If everything else is the same I doubt there will be a delay to fall.
    1. gthugballin's Avatar
      gthugballin -
      i'm going to try my hardest to not get the iphone 5 or 2011 edition... buut i know i will fail sigh.. even if they just gave it a triangle on the home button instead of a square... i'd probably get it just for that.

      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      I call BS on this one. They are predicting a 3 month delay in shipment yet no new features (camera bump and new SoC). If everything else is the same I doubt there will be a delay to fall.
      maybe they will delay it because of the recent launch of the iphone 4 to verizon. that way they can just launch new phones at the same time for both carriers.
    1. RoloDiva13's Avatar
      RoloDiva13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by matrixhunter View Post
      they are doing the same thing like they did with the iphone 3g to 3gs look the same but 3gs is faster with better camera and more speed it was obvious they were going to do this i recommend u guys get the iphone 6 then 8 then 10 go by even numbers casue they will have the biggest changes lol get an iphone every 2 years instead of each year thats the reason why i didnt get the 3gs cause it looks the same only had slight changes i went from a 3g to a 4
      Ya know, that's not such a bad idea. I had the 3G before getting the i4 and think I can appreciate the upgrade more than if I'd come from the 3GS due to the software & hardware improvements. If the i5 turns out to be another 3GS, I'm definitely gonna skip it and save my upgrade for i6. Now that they aren't every 12mo with AT&T can't go wasting a good upgrade on a 'minor phone refresh'.
    1. iphoneadam's Avatar
      iphoneadam -
      Guys the iPhone 5 ain't that hot.. Trust me

      Sent from my iPhone 5
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      the iphone 4 is gonna be the next iphone 3g think about it