These words not uttered from the hallowed halls of the Cupertino, CA. headquarters of Apple, but from Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek who claims “industry checks indicate Apple will likely announce Sprint, T-Mobile, and China Mobile as new carriers.” He also said that the iPhone 5 launch which looks to be at earliest, in late September, will be more like an update and called the “4S”. Missing will be 4G LTE because of what he says that Qualcomm LTE chipsets are not “achieving yields sufficient for inclusion in the iPhone 5”.
What we might be able to expect is some minor cosmetic changes, the A5 dual core processor, better cameras, and HSPA+ support. Not mentioned in the expected updates to the
iPhone 5 iPhone 4S is the addition of a larger screen. My main hang up with the iPhone 4 is the small screen. Other rumors floating around is the
On a last note that will have all the Android and Windows Phone fan boys chuckling over the weekend is that Misek says that while the iPad platform is seeing “significant ramps” in demand, the iPhone is “flat” because of the “strength from the white iPhone 4 release and the launches on new carriers such as SK Telekom are offset by slowing at AT&T and Vodafone”