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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. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by IB1GMANI View Post
      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.
      Not going to happen.

      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      lmao. No they won't. Look at the xoom. Only about 16 apps made for the tablet OS.
      Seriously? You may want to look into that more. The sweet thing about Honeycomb is that it conforms non-honeycomb apps to its screen without having to press a x2 button. I like things about the iPad and the Xoom, but you can't get them in one tablet. As far as the phones go I am sticking with the i4. It is pure sexy.
    1. ZipZapp's Avatar
      ZipZapp -
      Lets see:

      Faster CPU = Shorter battery life
      More megapixels = Diminished return
      64gig = possible plus though I have an ipad for movies and videos
      iOS5 = well that will work on ip4 so its a wash
      Better reception = could be a plus if it really is better
      No immediate JB = Could be months

      Overall....aint seeing the value
      Will I buy, maybe but only only after its out and evaluated for value-add over IP4

      Apple would be better off waiting till 2012 and releasing something better.
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      Welp I just saw on Good Morning America that they expect Apple to announce September release on iP5.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Quote Originally Posted by ZipZapp View Post
      Lets see:

      Faster CPU = Shorter battery life
      More megapixels = Diminished return
      64gig = possible plus though I have an ipad for movies and videos
      iOS5 = well that will work on ip4 so its a wash
      Better reception = could be a plus if it really is better
      No immediate JB = Could be months

      Overall....aint seeing the value
      Will I buy, maybe but only only after its out and evaluated for value-add over IP4

      Apple would be better off waiting till 2012 and releasing something better.
      Not entirely correct.

      Faster CPU = Dual Core = better power management = faster CPU AND better battery life

      more megapixels = higher quality photos when size up to a desktop/laptop sized screen. simple as that.

      64gig = for those of us with our 16gig or 32gig phones maxed out, 64gig is a huge boon.

      iOS5 = will work on iP4 but will run smoother and faster on a phone with better hardware so it isn't a wash. as we all know, iOS4 also runs on the 3G. not very well but it runs. there is a difference.

      better reception = WILL be a plus if it is better. we all know it will be better because Apple knows what to correct, it's just a question of how much better.

      no immediate JB isn't necessarily accurate as it is pretty well known that comex, musclenerd, and the dev team have already said they have many more jailbreak options available and they just want to choose which firmwares are the ones worth using those jailbreaks on. for all we know they may have a jailbreak that will work on any future firmware in the foreseeable future because it uses the hardware in the phone. they've mentioned something like this in the past.
    1. DirtyDan's Avatar
      DirtyDan -
      I'd buy it just for 4G, even if everything else was the same.
    1. eddietah's Avatar
      eddietah -
      Is it just rumors