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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. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      ahhhh
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      As long as it's got a better processor than the iPhone 4 and more RAM, I'll take it!

      Edit: Damn you tudtran! I thought I would be first
    1. lightningedge's Avatar
      lightningedge -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolguy742 View Post
      As long as it's got a better processor than the iPhone 4 and more RAM, I'll take it!
      you got that right
    1. femibrim's Avatar
      femibrim -
      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....
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      iPhone 4 had the big changes so I'm not expecting anything huge from the i5. Still excited to get it!
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      Would a 4 inch screen be radical?
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      Ughhh, If this thing doesn't have a 4 inch screen Im going to be forced to stay with my droid x.
    1. Mr. Russian's Avatar
      Mr. Russian -
      it could be but it would be a major modification so probably not. maybe the iPhone 6 will have it because i then could get it.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post
      Still, the most interesting aspect of Kuo's report is that all signs now point to a September iPhone 5 release.
      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
    1. LamboFan's Avatar
      LamboFan -
      Blah blah blah, who cares. It's JUST another iPhone.
    1. frail1's Avatar
      frail1 -
      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
      Yeah, what I like the most is that you are getting upset with Apple over stuff that is being speculated on by a bunch of people who AREN'T apple.
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      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
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      I think apple is leaking the september rumors as to not cut into the sales of the recently released VZW iphone 4 and and soon to be released white iphone 4. They've been known to do it before. Then again, a september release date does sound a bit more reasonable.
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      I'm happy to hear this as iphone 4 is the best version of the iphone yet. iphone 5 looks like one i can skip already. sweet.
    1. TheGrandFinale2001's Avatar
      TheGrandFinale2001 -
      OH IT'S GETTING A 4 INCH SCREEN!!!! So help them lol
    1. darktiger's Avatar
      darktiger -
      I have a 3GS, but will be getting a iPhone 5... the dual core processors and improved camera would be worth it for me....
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by LamboFan View Post
      Blah blah blah, who cares. It's JUST another iPhone.
      Go to a different site
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      to all you "4in screen" people, look up "aspect ratio". kthnxbai
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      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.
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      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!!