We’ve almost had enough of the conflicting rumours regarding the iPhone5 – some saying it will essentially be the same design with slightly improved innards, and other saying it will be a more radical design change.
The WSJ has now thrown their hat into the ring, falling on the side of a new design with the information that the new iPhone is "complicated and difficult to assemble."
According to some suppliers of components to Apple, the new version of the iPhone is expected to be thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4 and sport an 8-megapixel camera. One person said the new iPhone will operate on Qualcomm Inc.’s wireless baseband chips. The current iPhone 4 uses memory chips made by Samsung Electronics Co. and baseband chips from German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG, according to a report by market-research firm iSuppli Corp. Officials at both companies declined to comment.
Whatever the case it seems Apple is expecting it to sell well with their order for 15 million units being reported by DigiTimes.