Analyst Report: No 4G in iPhone 5?

Will the next iPhone look much like the iPhone 4?

Okay. this is an analyst report, and we don’t know exactly where they get information from other than “industry checks” whatever that is. Unless the analyst has inside sources, which they may, we will just consider it speculation. The report comes from Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek in the form of a research note.

Misek says that “according to our industry checks” the next iPhone should actually be called the iPhone 4S. He also writes that it will include “minor cosmetic changes, better cameras, A5 dual-core processor, and HSPA+ support.”

If the research note is correct, we will be seeing the iPhone 4S join Sprint and T-Mobile as well. However, it will not be a 4G phone. According to his note, the Qualcomm LTC chipset that Apple would have equipped their phone with isn’t yet “achieving yields sufficient for inclusion in the iPhone 5.” Elaborating he says that because of this, the upgrade will be a minor one called the iPhone 4S.

It’s unclear whether any of this is fact. We’re sure some of it accurate to an extent. The A5 processor is just common sense at this point. Apple used it for their iPad 2. The better camera is very likely, but that’s yet another obvious update as are the “minor cosmetic changes.” Still, some say that the new iPhone will look very different from the current model. That’s not clear at this point, but the interesting bit to take out of this is that Apple may have planned an iPhone with 4G capabilities but may be sticking to 3G and simply calling it the iPhone 4S. Still, it’s all just speculation at this point.

(Via Forbes)

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