iPhone 5 Will Be Just A Speed Bump, Largely Indiscernible From The iPhone 4 [Report]



Continuing this morning’s rumors that the so-called iPhone 5 is nothing but a phantom, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has rushed over to Apple Insider and spilled more details about what his supply checks are showing: an iPhone 4S that is largely identical to current models, and even features the same amount of RAM… a mere 512MB.

According to the report, supply checks say the biggest change in the next iPhone will be a redesigned antenna to reduce attenuation issues… the so-called “ReceptionGate.”

Otherwise, though, Kuo says there will be “no discernible difference” in the next iPhone’s appearance. In all, Apple plans on shipping 30 million of them by the end of 2011.

I’m not sure I buy this. Apple didn’t wait 16 months to speed bump their phone. People are expecting something big, and while Kuo’s industry checks might be coming up short, other sources suggest a more radical device. What do you think?


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