Just some wild guesses
The announcement of the iPhone 5 may now be only days away, so it’s time for me to extend on what I wrote back on September 6 with some specifics. Here are my predictions on a few of the key aspects:
- Look, shape, size: Slightly thinner and lighter, but with an increased usable screen size. Home button slightly moved and reshaped to accommodate larger screen.
- Screen resolution: Unchanged "Retina" display
- Camera: 8 megapixel
- Carriers and Network Support: A new versatile chipset that allows a single iPhone device to operate on either GSM or CDMA networks. Availability on all of the big 4 US carriers: Sprint and T-Mobile in addition to today’s carriers, AT&T and Verizon.
- 3G only or 3G+4G: I’m betting 3G only. Wait until the 2012 iPhone for a 4G iPhone. That’ll allow time for greater deployment of 4G networks, and maturity of the new versatile chipset. It will also allow differing 4G offerings of the carriers to shake out.
- Storage: Still 16 and 32
MBGB models. No move to 64 MBGB at the top end. A move to 64 would have driven cost up a little too much, at a time when increased cost of versatile wireless chipset had to be accommodated.
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