iPhone 4S this year, sim-less iPhone 5/6 release 2012?

It’s almost taken for granted now that we will see a beefed up version of the iPhone 4 being released this year. This has caused many, including ourselves to question if it makes any sense to delay what is essentially a faster iPhone 4. Macotakara has sources that claim to know Apple’s plans:

“According to an anonymous source, this reported product by DigiTimes is improved model of iPhone 4 on same form factor, and uses ARM Cortex-A9 chip as CPU, but it is not confirmed whether this model has single CPU or with dual CPU’s.”

Nothing new here then. The article also details the usual “8 megapixel camera and compatible with Verizon and AT&T” speculation. ┬áIn an interesting twist, the same site digs up an old rumor claiming that Apple is still hoping to build a sim-less version of the iPhone in order to save space inside the device for more important components. This could be by having a generic e-sim built in, allowing the user to choose the carrier. However unlikely this may seem – mostly due to carrier opposition – Apple is still researching smaller SIMs.

Via: Macotakara

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  • Matthew4295

    It will be dual core. They put their A5 chip in the iPad 2, why not this?