iPhone 5: Insiders Reports Underwhelming Changes, October Launch

In the age of instant gratification, adults are worse than kids when it comes to technology. The minute Apple graces us with the latest iPhone model, rumors start spreading about the next. Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for Concord Securities, told AppleInsider on Monday that the fifth-generation iPhone “will sport the same 512MB of DRAM as the iPhone 4” and will feature the same glass front and back of the current model.

So how can we trust Kuo? In April, the industry insider told AppleInsider that Intel was ramping up Sandy bridge boards and Thunderbolt ports for the MacBook Air deployment later in the year, which turned out to be true. Kuo claims that the so-called “iPhone 5” will feature an improved antennae design, but that there will be “little change to its shape, and users will not see a discernable difference in its appearance.” Although the newest generation of the iPhone won’t look much different, addressing the issues with the antennae is a marked improvement, considering that it was discovered that covering the bottom left corner of the iPhone 4 could reduce reception.

Dubbed “N94,” the new iPhone will be available in both black and white at the time of launch, and will reportedly use the same Gorilla glass for its back panel. Photos of the prototype have already leaked to MacPost (above). Tech bloggers and iPhone users alike have been anticipating a higher resolution, 8 megapixel camera, but all we know for now is that the camera modules will be made by Sony and Omnivision, and will be almost the same height as the iPhone 4 camera.

It still isn’t certain when Apple will release the fifth-generation iPhone, but industry analysts believe it will be either the last week of September or October. Apple is rumored to be building 30 million N94 units by the end of the year, and if they meet their goal of selling all handsets in the holiday quarter, it would easily beat the record of 20.34 million iPhones sold in June 2011. The iPhone, and smartphones in general, are expected to be in the hands of 43 percent of the American population by 2015. Now is the ideal time to consider mobile marketing solutions and mobile application development. Blue Interactive Agency now offers these services, as well as custom software development and video production and animation services. Contact Blue today to enhance your mobile campaign.