Two iPhone Models: iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S?
According to recent news, two different models of the new iPhone will be available with the release date both set for the beginning of October.While it is true that some analysts consider the N94 iPhone a decoy model and nothing more, there is no tangible evidence in the form of leaked parts at this point. There are indeed certain leaked documentswhich might make Apple enthusiasts believe that the iPhone 5 is close.
According to an analysis by Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 4S (N94 iPhone) will be released early next month. He believes that the iOS 5 will be sent to the official Apple assembling partners in the September 23 – September 30 time frame, making October a plausible launch month for the new products. After analyzing the Apple supply chain, Ming-Chi Kuo did not manage to identify any clues which could indicate a significant redesign.
Here are some details that Ming-Chi Kuo has shared about the N94 iPhone:
- RAM: 512 MB. This should come as no surprise given the fact that the iPad 2 (which uses the same A5 chip that will be present in the N94 iPhone) also has 512 MB RAM.
- Display: 3.5-inch. It seems that Apple will not increase the display size despite earlier rumors which indicated the opposite. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the screen size will not be changed.
- Thickness: similar to the iPhone 4. Kuo’s sources indicate that the thickness of the camera will not be altered and since camera thickness is the most important factor that affects the thickness of the iPhone, it seems that the specs will be similar.
- Glass front/back. Once again, the N94 iPhone and the iPhone 4 will be similar in this regard. Glass will be present on the back as well as on the front of the new device, just like with the iPhone 4.
All in all, the iPhone 5 features will be better than the iPhone 4S of course. The iPhone 4S will be a minor upgrade from the iPhone 4. The two iPhone models should both launch in October. No official announcement has been made about this news although we will hear official news soon which will inform us whether all these rumors are true or not.