According to Analyst Mark Moskowitz, the new fifth-generation iPhone should have a larger Retina display with a slightly changed design and a lighter and thinner form factor. He also expects it to boast both GSM and CDMA radios for a “world mode” handset, even though without 4G support.
“We believe the new iPhone 5 to be powered by the A5 processor of the iPad 2 or a newer A6 version,” he commented. “Memory access times are to be increased thanks to 1GB of RAM”
Among other improvements, Moskowitz has mentioned the LCD power consumption metrics, the touch screen, PCB (the printed circuit board) and a longer-living new technology battery
But the iPhone 5 won’t be Apple’s last word this fall. Analyst claims the second device to be based on the present iPhone 4 with minor upgrade and to aim at the midrange Chinese. He is certain the large China opportunity overpowers any potential disadvantages of selling a few wireless carriers in one market area.
The details revealed by J.P. Morgan contradict however the prognoses of other sources. Thus, The New York Times announced Apple is about to release the next fully restyled iPhone 5 any day. According to the edition, the new handset should be based on the same A5 processor and include an 8-megapixel camera.
On Moskowitz’s opinion, Apple launches new carriers to advance its whole iPhone lineup, preparing for a market bing bang. In the immediate future he sees the company most likely teaming up with T-Mobile, Sprint and China Telecom.
As to iPads, analyst doesn’t expect a new third-generation tablet to appear this year. He claims that though its prototypes are ready, the company is in no need to hurry still enjoying the enormous success of the iPad 2.