iFans hoping the next-gen Apple smartphone will be a radical overhaul will be disappointed, sources have indicated.
Recent reports suggested that Apple design doyenne could be about to rip up the rulebook for the iPhone 5. Among the mooted changes to the phone's look are a home button-less handset and perhaps even a secondary screen sitting in the bezel.
However, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of Concord Securities, Apple will in fact play it safe this time around.
Citing insiders in Cupertino’s supply chain, Kuo, who also correctly predicted the launch date and spec sheet of the iPad 2, claims that the handset will feature only “slight modifications” from the current-gen model.
That equates to an eight-megapixel rear-mounted snapper – up from the five-megapixel number on the iPhone 4. Under the hood, you’ll find the same A5 processor that featured in the iPad 2, Kuo claims.
The analyst also corroborated rumours that the iPhone 5 won’t be landing in June (the date earlier iPhones hit the market) but will instead drop in October. He attributes the delay to component shortages stemming from the Japanese earthquake disaster that recently delayed the launch of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.
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