iPhone 5 to have A5 CPU, 8MP camera, same design, release date set for September?

Apr 18, 2011 - 11 Comments

The iPhone 5 will feature the same design as the iPhone 4, but include an A5 CPU, improved antenna design, and include a higher resolution 8 megapixel camera, according to a research analyst with contacts in Apple’s supply chain. The analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, also claims Apple will be ramping up production of the iPhone 5 in August for either a September or October 2011 release, suggesting the iPhone 5 will lag behind the date of WWDC 2011 by several months.

The analysts notes appeared on AppleInsider, which goes on to mention that a fall release of an iPhone 5 could push back an update to the iPod touch lineup, possibly due to component shortages.

Ming-Chi Kuo has a fairly accurate history of predictions regarding Apple products and releases. AppleInsider notes that Kuo accurately predicted that iPad 2 would have the same screen resolution as the first gen iPad, and that iPad 2 would include the same camera as the iPod touch. Additionally, MacRumors reminds us that Kuo was right about the redesigned MacBook Air that made an appearance last year.

It’s unclear if this report has any relation to rumors of a smaller and cheaper iPhone, which made the rounds earlier in the year from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Forbes.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPhone, Rumor

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  1. xf says:

    It’s basically the iPad 2 of the iPhone world, and I don’t see that as as bad thing.

  2. xf says:

    Well after reading the AI report I have to wonder if ‘same design’ truly means the same or if we will see a metallic enclosure like originally anticipated

  3. Unknown says:

    Hey,
    does anyone know why motherboards are not fatherboards??

    • ali durmus says:

      The same reason that we use ‘Motherland’ and not ‘Fatherland’, that is why ‘motherboard’ is not ‘fatherboard’. like as ‘Mother nature’ but not ‘Father nature’.

  4. Jaiveer says:

    Because mothers gave birth to your father……hahahaha

  5. APo says:

    The hardware is fine but they should come up with something really great for iOS 5, to impress me(us, I believe), not just A5,8MP(1080p),4″,>RAM, but maybe if it is a 4″ retina in the same dimensions will do for me, yeah I’ll get it :D

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