“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 writes in a research note.
But he also says that “industry checks indicate Apple will likely announce Sprint, T-Mobile, and China Mobile as new carriers.”
The above excerpts are quoted from Jeffries & Co. analyst, Peter Misek. It’s rumored that this year iPhone refresh might be the same like iPhone 3G to iPhone 3GS. The better camera spec is rumored to be 8 megapixel camera, supplied by Sony.
Sprint, T-Mobile and China Mobile is rumored to be carrying iPhone by end of 2011.
As for LTE, he says 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.
Misek also reported that the Qualcomm LTE chipset is not available in large quantity that is able to support the predicted sales volume of iPhone 5/iPhone 4S.
Well, that’s a big disappointment. I was hoping that iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S will have LTE support, so that I can use Yes 4G, a mobile Internet service in Malaysia that provides 3-5X faster Internet speed than 3G.
Again, I am predicting that iPhone 5/iPhone 4S will be coming to Malaysia in December 2011 or January 2011 if iPhone 5/iPhone 4S is launched in US in September 2011.
What’s your say?