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iPhone 5 to feature Pro and Standard options?

iPhone 5 to feature Pro and Standard options?

The next-gen iPhone will be available in two distinct editions dubbed Standard and Pro, the online rumour mill suggests.

According to an Apple supply chain insider cited by the iPhone Download Blog, the handset-maker is already ordering high-end and lower-grade parts for the top of the range Pro and Standard editions of the handset respectively.

The fact that the company is "ordering parts of similar function" albeit with differing specifications has sparked speculation that the cheaper parts are intended for the fabled affordable iPhone, which we’d previously colloquially dubbed the iPhone Nano.

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News of developments down Cupertino-way come amid separate forecasts that consumers could be waiting until September until they can get their hands on the fifth-gen iPhone.

Ordinarily, Apple refreshes the handset every June. However, Apple is expected to delay the handset this time around due to component shortages stemming from the Japanese earthquake disaster.

The handset is also expected to feature an eight-megapixel snapper and the same A5 processor that debuted on the iPad 2.

Source:

iPhone Download Blog

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