It has been a few months now since Apple launched the latest version of the iPhone. Many believe that this year the next version will be a total redesign like what was seen when the iPhone 4 was first released. Now experts are offering iPhone 5 advice and suggesting what it will mean for the company.
According to Shaw Wu, analyst at Sterne Agee, the next version of the iPhone will fuel Apple’s stock growth the most in 2012. An article on The Mac Observer is stating that the analyst believes the iPhone 5 will feature a “more radical refresh”, which will also include 4G LTE compatibility.
Alleged checks from supply chain and other sources has led Wu to believe that the next iPhone will also have a sleeker feel to it, and have a slightly larger screen. Wu along with a number of Wall Street analysts feel that Apple’s business model offers them a competitive advantage over their rivals.
He also believes that Apple will give consumers a better experience that the Android 4G devices currently available give. Sources are claiming that the company will provide a handset with better battery life and software, and Wu suggests the iPhone 5 will be released either late summer or in the fall.
Meanwhile Cnet are reporting that Tavis McCourt of Morgan Keegan also believes the iPhone 5 will be available in the fall. McCourt also thinks the iPhone will account for around half of Apple’s revenue for the next reported quarter.
He stated that both the iPhone 5 and the proposed Apple TV will significantly push Apple’s revenues later in the year. There has been talk before that Apple delayed the release of the iPhone 5 because of LTE technology, and with the release of smaller and less power hungry chips this year a device would be released with the technology.
Are you waiting for the iPhone 5?