Analyst Says 'No Discernible Difference' Between iPhone 4 and iPhone 5
Although there is nothing shocking about Monday's report from Concord Securities Ming-Chi Kuo who says Apple's iPhone 5 is going to ship shortly after the golden master of iOS 5 reaches assemblers later this month, perhaps the most interesting morsel of information presented in Kuo's research note to investors is the consistent claim that the iPhone 5 will be virtually identical to the iPhone 4.
It's an assertion we've heard time and again. Despite the rumors and rumblings about an expanded display and other framework design tweaks, Kuo says there will be "no discernible difference" between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 5. Kuo's argument today is resurrecting previous suspicions that Apple may call the fifth generation iPhone the "iPhone 4S."
Kuo joins a long list of analysts who contend that you can't judge a book by its cover when it comes to the iPhone 5. That is, while the outward appearance may be nothing new or worth writing home about, the "guts" are going to pack the wow-factor. According to Kuo, the iPhone 5 will deliver 512 MB of RAM, the iPad 2's A5 chip, 3.5-inch display, iPhone 4-comparable camera module height, and a glass front and back.
Kuo, however, says Apple has taken great care to modify its antenna design. Apple is clearly hoping to avoid a repeat of that which we all remember: the "death grip" phenomenon of the iPhone 4. Still, despite suspected but unspecified modifications to the antenna, there is expected to be no visible difference between next and previous generation models of the handset.
Source: Apple Insider