I know you are tired of all these rumors preceding the next iPhone release. Yet today some new information came up and it’s just too juicy and coming from too reputable source to be ignored.
According to a proprietary JP Morgan research, Apple will release not one but two smartphones this Fall, showing a China-oriented iPhone 4+ alongside the iPhone 5. Also, the next generation iPhone 5 might not use the A5 chipset that’s powering the iPad 2, but the newly developed A6 SoC. A
The report says that the new iPhone 5 will either pack the iPad 2′s A5 processor or its A6 successor and 1GB RAM. To be honest, the A6 bit seems highly unlikely with the new chipset still far from ready for mass production.
The iPhone 5 should be thinner, lighter and capable to work on both GSM and CDMA networks (those we have heard before and they seem rather plausible).
What’s more interesting is the rumor that Apple will be releasing an iPhone 4+, which is a slightly improved version of the iPhone 4, alongside its new top dog. JP Morgan suggests that the iPhone 4+ or 4S will be designed with the Chinese market in mind. Availability of the 4+ won’t be limited to the Asian country, though.
Finally, the report suggests that the Phone 4 will continue to manufacture and sell as well, making it three iPhones on the market at the same time for the first time ever. It will take the 3GS place as the lowest-end Apple offering on the smartphone market.
There are certainly some bold claims in this report, but we are not sure many of them will come out true. We’ll find out at the Apple event in a few weeks’ time.