Stop me if you’ve heard this before! In what appears to be a deja vu of last year’s “iPhone 5″ rumors, some more have been spun off the rumor mill today. Firstly, 9to5Mac reports that a prototype device is being carried around by Apple engineers that carries the A5X chip found in the new iPad, and 1GB RAM.
This chipset has been crammed in to the same body found on the iPhone 4/4S. The writers/sources don’t for one second think that it means the next iPhone will be the exact same design as what we already have. Instead, it’s more likely that it’s being tested in this physique to deter possible leaks, in an effort to keep details secret. (As you can tell, that tactic hasn’t worked well so far…)
On the flip side, there are reports coming through analyst, Bryan White (via: AppleInsider), that the next iPhone has been ordered. (Agreeing with the rumor we read earlier – ready for Fall release.) Said analyst states that the next handset will feature a slim unibody design.
“In our view, this will be the most significant iPhone upgrade with a four-inch screen and a new, sleek look that we believe will require a Unibody case,” White wrote. “This new, sleek look will be the most important reason that consumers decide to upgrade.”
If any of this is sounding familiar to you, it’s because it’s part of the usual 6-month build up to an Apple smartphone launch. If you want to skip all the rumors, and see what to expect from the speculation producers, check my prediction timeline (I think you’ll find it encompasses everything.)
Worst case scenario: Apple stays arrogant and still believes that the current design and form factor is “the best.” Just upgrading the speed and performance would be a huge kick in the gentlemen’s vegetables to any of us Apple fans.
Best case scenario: iOS finally finds itself on a smartphone with a larger display.
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