iPhone 5 expected within a few weeks
As the launch of the iPhone 5 draws closer, the rumors are heating up. Just about everyone is expecting Apple to hold a press conference within the next few weeks, most likely between October 4 – October 14th.
J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz is claiming that Apple will introduce iPhone two models: a redesigned iPhone 5 and a cheaper iPhone 4-plus.
J.P.Morgan’s research suggests the iPhone 5 will be based on a lighter, thinner form factor that is GSM and CDMA capable. In other words, a “world-mode” smartphone, but not LTE-capable. Mr. Moskowitz also expects the iPhone 5 will have a larger retina display [than] the iPhone 4′s 3.5 inch screen and include an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash.
The iPhone 4-plus device is anticipated to be based on the current iPhone and subsume the iPhone 3GS as the lower-end offering. Mr. Moskowitz thinks it could target one or more network carriers in China, but is unlikely to be exclusive to the region.
Boy Genius reported recently that accessory maker Case-Mate posted a page to its website with six different iPhone 5 case designs.
The page was pulled pretty quickly, but it led to speculation that the iPhone 5 will feature taper edge similar to the iPad 2. Case manufactures have been known to leak new designs before Apple unveils new gadgets.
It’s also widely believed that Sprint will sell the new iPhone alongside AT&T and Verizon. Sprint has stated it is ready to handle the iPhone, even if it isn’t officially carrying it yet.