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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 -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      their PR propaganda sucked balls. That's how. It was a bunch of weak *** statements that hold no water.

      :? I DON'T KNOW WHAT THA F@%# ? you just tried to say? ,, but aight....
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Please learn to use proper punctuation and look up the words you did not understand.
    1. todanator's Avatar
      todanator -
      ughhh, don't make me buy android apple
    1. StayyyFlyyy's Avatar
      StayyyFlyyy -
      hold no water's more of a phrase than words to look up to understand lol just stirring the pot! look it up CXENTER whatever the hell
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by StayyyFlyyy View Post
      hold no water's more of a phrase than words to look up to understand lol just stirring the pot! look it up CXENTER whatever the hell
      I think he was referring to "propaganda"
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      Lol ,. SMH
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      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
      Signal and other issues like what? The signal is old news and it's been fixed for ages now. Are we talking about the same phone? Don't try to talk about broken glass, glass breaks. Duh. I think we all knew that when we bought it.
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      I won't be upgrading. The i6 will for sure be more impressive in an all-around way. I'm waiting for a bigger retina screen aside from that I can't afford a new iPhone, just signed a new contract with VZW.

      I am not surprised if this becomes a trend though, for Apple to release a super upgrade of a phone (ie iP4) then release another that is better, then release a really great upgrade of a phone again (iP6 hopefully). Makes the patient people with iP4 who wait have a really rewarding purchase for iP6 (ie going from iPhone 3G to iP4 ... Best day of my life lol aside from the day I got my MBP).
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      We can all speculate until we are blue in the face but until we have actual specs from highly-vetted sources then I don't even think it's worth arguing over.

      Furthermore, a 3GS here in southern california in good condition still goes for nearly $300, an iphone 4 in good condition here still goes for $450 so people like me for example who have upgrades available may just sell both and pocket the profits and buy an iphone 5 or iphone 4S just because.

      i can always sell the iphone 5/4S in 1 year for 450-550 depending on market value and upgrade/buy out my etf with the money to get the iphone 6 and still technically not be out any cash.

      edit: i don't know why most people don't consider the pretty awesome resale value of iphones when they decide not to upgrade considering the fact that most times they can get their money back and break even while still having a new phone or sometimes even come out with a couple hundred bucks extra.
    1. rabbit_'s Avatar
      rabbit_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphoneadam View Post
      Guys the iPhone 5 ain't that hot.. Trust me

      Sent from my iPhone 5
      Did you find that iphone 5 in a bar hiding in a iphone 4 case by any chance
    1. SE73N's Avatar
      SE73N -
      what about iPhone 4.5...no?....NO!!!
    1. Timstanley's Avatar
      Timstanley -
      Quote Originally Posted by Eiswritsat View Post
      i think its gonna be like how the Iphone 3gs was to the Iphone 3g, maybe a Iphone 4(s)???
      No it won't
    1. pappuakachikku's Avatar
      pappuakachikku -
      I'd rather wait for iPhone7S or iPhone next-next-next gen..
    1. dd721's Avatar
      dd721 -
      I am perfectly happy with my
      iPhone 4. I will wait till the iPhone 6 comes out.
    1. Mrwhewchyle's Avatar
      Mrwhewchyle -
      EVERYBODY always waiting iphone 5 ,iphone 6 what phone you got now Walkie talkies ?, the iphone 4 is HOT best phone out i got no issues with it and if you jailbreak it GREATEST phone, 3gs was a plastic piece garbage , the best phones apple made was the ORIGINAL iphone , still got mines and it works perfect, and the iphone 4 .... How much can they change it? .... Just remember the 3g and the 3gs if you waiting for the iphone 5 you crazy its the same phone lol iphone 6 more than likely thinner but i like the feel of the 4. By the time the 6 come out maybe ill upgrade but apple always experimenting with the iphone's housing so its gonna be a cheap piece of plastic like the 3g n 3gs first WATCH
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Ensure it is a duplicate of the iPad 2 and i'll be fine! Obviously make the camera 8mp and make the screen larger, without making the phone any bigger. Im not looking at ground breaking changes...how much more groundbreaking can it get...drive me to work?? haha! Dual core is a must...all new Droids have it! Think about it...from iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4 we got a new chassis, retina display and more power under the hood. With the iPhone 5 we'll get better camera, larger screen and dual core...they come in 3's people...they come in three's :]
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      pretty much what the other dude said about waiting for the iphone 7S or whatever you choose to call the next greatest iphone. if we constantly wait for the next one then we'll never upgrade.
    1. Azdaren's Avatar
      Azdaren -
      For me the deal breaker on whether to upgrade from Ip4 (Verizon) is 4g/lte.
    1. iphoneadam's Avatar
      iphoneadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbit_ View Post
      Did you find that iphone 5 in a bar hiding in a iphone 4 case by any chance
      No, chucky cheese
    1. IB1GMANI's Avatar
      IB1GMANI -
      Quote Originally Posted by todanator View Post
      ughhh, don't make me buy android apple
      Android is trash I come from evo and yes android has more features. But android is laggy. And sucks. Apple get them feature soon I'n iOS 5 and when apple does something they do it right.