iPhone 5 Will Get Faster Dual-Core A5 Processor, 8-Megapixel Camera But Won’t Feature All-New Design

iPhone 5

Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst at Concord Securities claims that production of iPhone 5 will start only in September this year.

According to Kuo, iPhone 5 will get the faster dual-core A5 chip that powers iPad 2 and a higher resolution 8-megapixel camera but won’t feature an all new-design and likely to look like iPhone 4.

AppleInsider reports:

Specifically, Kuo has heard that the iPhone 5 will include the faster A5 processor already found in the iPad 2, as well as a higher resolution 8 megapixel rear camera. He has also been told that Apple will switch to a Qualcomm baseband for both GSM and CDMA models, along with an improved antenna design.

Kuo has also been told that the new iPhone will go into trial production in August and mass production in September, allowing Apple to reach shipment volumes of between 28 million and 32 million units this year. That would align with previous reports that have indicated Apple plans to make its new iPhone available for sale later than usual this year, likely in Apple’s next fiscal year beginning in October.

Kuo has a good track record in predicting Apple product related news based on information obtained from Apple’s supply chain. He had correctly predicted the launch of the new Macbook Air.

According to Kuo, Apple will unveil iPhone 5 at the WorldWide Developer Conference 2011 that starts on June 6th, which we think is unlikely, if Apple will release the fifth generation iPhone only in October.

Apple has announced that it will unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS X at the WorldWide Developer Conference 2011. But since it did not mention anything about the next generation iPhone and the “pattern of activity in motion with the supply chain”, it is being widely speculated that Apple may not launch iPhone 5 this summer.

Kuo also reports that iPhone 5 will come pre-installed with a significantly revamped iOS 5, which will be fully or nearly fully supported on iPhone 4. So it looks like iOS 5 won’t be compatible with the third generation iPhone (iPhone 3GS) and iPod Touch.

Kuo also claims that iPhone 6 will feature an all new-design and is likely to be launched in the first half of 2012, even though iPhone 5 gets delayed to fall this year.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

[via AppleInsider]

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  • john

    we need jailbreak 4 ipad 2 cant wait 2 download all tht amazing ipad2 enchanced games and apps

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  • Robert

    I want to see a cheaper iphone aimed at thoose who cant get a high end phone or maybe dont want all the features of a larger iphone…..

    • Zak1972

      “I want to see a cheaper iphone aimed at thoose who cant get a high end phone”

      That’s not what an iPhone is though is it?
      It does everything that’s the point I suggest u save up
      As for new one sounds a bit week will stick with my 4 for now I think

      • Lavender

        Wrong! Technology gets cheaper over time and is made accessible to more people.

        However, as many have said, the ‘cheaper iphone’ is the older model that remains available with less onboard storage whenever spple introduces a newer model.

  • Jcm800

    I want to see it released soon or I’m getting a galaxy s2 instead.

    • ceskapica

      exactly my words! Show me iphone 5 with better iOS possibilities or I’m going for android

      • Yeah

        There is the door…

  • Jrmedic19

    I’m not sure I agree with this guy. IMHO:
    The iphone4 white will come out soon. Apple will push the release of the 5th gen out to allow sales of the 4th gen white to be healthy. 5th gen will be an internal upgrade only, much like the 3Gs was – unless apple has decided to scrap the antenna design. Everything will return to normal for the 6th gen in 2012 summer.

    I’m no expert be any means tho.

  • wispkers

    Anyone thought that the delay might be caused by a parts shortage from Japan’s tsunami? Still waiting for the next iteration to turn in my 3gs.

  • john

    m happy with my ipad2 its kool

  • Mcsteven

    I want a bigger screen. Otherwise I’m waiting for the iPhone 6…

  • VoIP

    iPhone 5 coming out this fall and iPhone 6 coming out 6 months later = a few pissed off iPhone 5 users in a 2-year contract .. if I was an iPhone 4 user I would not upgrade .. wait and get something besides a processor and RAM upgrade

  • mkimid

    Just I amnthinking. No iPhone 5 in this year. While they keep the form factor there is no reason to use 5th. It will be a similar situation of 3G/S. Just CPU/RAM/Camera upgrade on the same design ~
    Maybe Next Generation should include 4G, NFC, 2nd Frame display, New design .. But, at least, the phone company have to ready to support 4G and NFC terminal should be installed in the field, it will takes a time 1-2 years. it means Apple do not need to support the useless technology from now. It is not a culture of Apple.
    How many apps can fully support iPhone 4’s hardware such Retina Display, Gyro, Full resolution of camera …. Still developer want to support all devices even 3G.

  • fas

    Design is really good, speed is what is needed.

  • ceskapica

    never seen more bullshit in one place 😀 I am gonna be analyst!!!!!!xD

  • mzaferyahsi

    I’m planning to buy an iPhone but not sure if i should buy 4 or wait for 5 🙁