Forbes is reporting that the next next iPhone release will only be a refresh with minor revisions and called the iPhone 4S. Following up on rumours that some developers had been given a faster iPhone4 with the new A5 dual-core processor inside, Forbes cites analyst Peter Misek who claims in a research note:
“According to our industry checks, the device should be called iPhone 4S and include minor cosmetic changes, better cameras, A5 dual-core processor, and HSPA+ support,”
He goes on to suggest that “industry checks indicate Apple will likely announce Sprint, T-Mobile, and China Mobile as new carriers.”
The reason for the delay is the Qualcomm LTE chipset Apple would have used “is currently not achieving yields sufficient for inclusion in the iPhone 5.” He says Apple had hoped to have the LTE chipsets ready, but was planning a version without LTE called iPhone 4S.
What do you think? Are we likely to see an iPhone5 this September, or will Apple delay and push a refresh out the door as they did with the 3GS??
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