Analyst: iPhone 4S Will Be The Only New iPhone Model This Year; No Redesigned iPhone 5


It is widely speculated that Apple will launch two new iPhones – a cheaper entry-level iPhone model that looks like iPhone 4, which has been unofficially dubbed iPhone 4S and a redesign iPhone 5 and we seem to have also got a confirmation from none other than Apple’s board member Al Gore who was quoted as saying ‘the new iPhones would be out next month’ at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit yesterday.

But Brian Blair, an analyst at Wedge Partners claims that Apple will launch only one new iPhone model, the so-called “iPhone 4S” at a special event, which is likely to be held on October 4th based on yesterday’s report.

“We expect the focus of the new iPhone will be iOS 5, a speedier A5 processor and a higher resolution 8 MP camera with a small possibility of a larger 4 inch screen,” Blair wrote. “We believe the casing will be largely similar to the iPhone with some particular modifications to the antennae [sic]. We don’t expect a second, dramatically different iPhone to accompany this as we don’t think Apple needs to have 3 models in the market to address the high end, mid-tier and low end since the iPhone 4 (with memory lowered to 8 GB) will drop to $99 and effectively attack those markets.”

While, we have seen several leaked parts of iPhone 4S, including one which seems to indicate it will be powered by Apple’s A5 chip, we haven’t come across any leaked parts, which indicate a suggest iPhone 5.

But we find it hard to believe that Apple delayed the launch of their fifth generation iPhone and easily the most anticipated iPhone, to introduce one, which comes with faster A5 processor, 8 megapixel camera etc. and looks like iPhone 4. We doubt it will convince many iPhone 4 users to upgrade to iPhone 5.

What do you think?

[via BGR]

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  • Dan

    I think if you need a new phone and you like iPhone you will always get the best you can afford no matter what’s out now or coming soon.

  • Pilak

    I can’t think anymore… crap… non-stop speculation…

    • abhishek

      Whats this Crap is Going tyme its syin that iphone 5 is coming and next day its sying that No new iphone 5 wht the hell s goin on..
      if u need new renewed iphone that u shud BuY
      Galaxy s 2 blindly………
      Apple is loosing craze by doing such speculations
      and apple fan boys r going mad day by day ..
      Suppose this tyme No new iphone 5 will b launched than The people will die..

      • Paradox

        Apple is not speculating .. its all the idiots out their that want to give their 2 cents and be the “I told you so FIRST” people that are speculating …. Its Apples popularity that is causing it all. If apple was losing momentum no one would care what the next phone would be. You don’t here of anyone worrying about any other phone on the market…

  • Jason

    I stopped the peculation game a long time ago. Even when they found a prototype last year. It CLEARLY said 80gb on the back and we were jyped of that little edition. I’m not going to loose sleep over a phone unless playstation gets serious about making a REAL iphone beater.

  • los1ner

    i no speekie ingliesh!!!!

  • windowsFan

    seriously sick of all this stuff. iphonehacks obviously has run out of stuff to talk about. i’m about to just go get the bionic and call it a day

  • I agree with the above…reading these articles is just giving me a headache. I think I’ll stop reading and just wait until I see it for myself, or I’ll start visiting the site again when the articles are not exactly the same or contradicting the previous days articles directly.

    C’mon guys.

  • Iphone

    Already know its only gonna be iphone 4s why would they release the 5 so soon that would be dumb specially when the 4 just came out.. They just going to call it da “S” like how they did on 3gs then next yr advertise the 5

  • moe

    fag analyst

  • mkimid

    I agree above, i4S is the delayed product. And finally, they are announcing. There is no reason to release two models at once. If they need a cheaper phone, they can downgrade a model and than, will release then new generation.
    I think, apple has anounce something difference from the other competitor even apple itself.

  • CollegeOfAndroids

    Son of a bitch!!

  • Damien

    Well, I for one, have been out of contract (bought the i4 $600 + tax = $640 last year) WAITING for the 5….if they don’t release the i5 there is absolutely no reason for me to not keep my i4, got get another shiny phone, use both, and just pay full price again O_o. $$$ is no object when it comes to me and my phones, however, I LOVE getting new phones and if you can save money, you do, and if you can’t you can’t, but I’d like to save if possible. (I know it is extremely possible for me to save in my case but I’m young and impatient.)

  • Bullfrog

    First Al Gore, and now this. Android is beginning to look better and better.

  • fas

    U dont believe these guys, I dont want to believe them!

  • Dear iPhonehacks readers

    Hi, I switched to Galaxy S II month ago and I’m really content about android. It’s really dumb to wait for new I phone not knowing any official specifications of it…

  • ctrev08

    ya i wasa huge iphone fan boy but with this Deley I decidEd to go ahead and get android phone and just trade it back before30 days and get the new iphone. SoI got the kg thrill 3d phone. well after playing around with it fora few days I gotta sayI am hooked. Iphone is solimited and to do the stuff that android does you got tojb it and it just slows it down and gets constent crashing. The 64 Eli on my thrill runs flawlesd and I can use a ps3 controller and plug it into my TV and it is as smooth as butter. Flash works very good. The interface is so easy to custemize. And its just a way better experince. I use to get in fights with my android friends defending my iphone. i have had every single iphone and thought i would never switch. but i got to say unless iphone 5 or 4s or whatever has 3d and a crazy fast cpu and is 4g and has a huge ass screen and can turn paper into gold and make pigs fly i am sticking with my thrill 3d.

  • bob0917

    I’ve had enough I can’t stand it anymore I can buy an iPhone 5 for $200.00 or so w/contract. I staying with AT&T so it doesn’t matter who gets what to me. I can sell my iPhone 4 for more than $200.00 and I get a new phone no matter what it is.

  • iGeek

    lets flashback a bit, when iPhone 3Gs was launched the OS was still 3.1.2, and this time apple is gonna launch iOS 5 so im guessing there will be iPhone5!

  • james braselton

    hi there htc evo 3d at $199.99 and lg thrill 3d $99.99 wich are cheaper and you get 3d not 2d