iPhone 5: New Specs Worthy of AT&T and Verizon Upgrade?

By Alan Ng - Apr 19, 2011

Earlier on, we informed you about some new rumors suggesting that the iPhone 5 won’t feature a design overhaul, but instead will be fitted with a few extra hardware features. We want to discuss this in detail now and gather your thoughts on whether the changes would still warrant an upgrade for those of you with an iPhone 4.

Just to refresh, rumors from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of Concord Securities stated that the iPhone 5 would carry the exact same design as the iPhone 4, but it would come with an improved antenna design, obviously to counter another antenna-gate scandal if it it happened.

On a more pleasing note, we’re hearing that the iPhone 5 will have the same Apple A5 dual-core processor that is featured in the iPad 2, and the rear camera will get upgraded to an 8 megapixel sensor, obviously a lot better than the current 5MP sensor that’s offered in the iPhone 4.

And aside from both Verizon and AT&T support – that might be all you’re getting. No mention of a bigger 4-inch screen, built-in NFC chip and more importantly – no new design. With this in mind, we want to know what you think of the planned improvements for the iPhone 5 – are they to your liking?

Would you still upgrade to the iPhone 5 on Verizon or AT&T even if it carries the same design as the iPhone 4?

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  • Sirjohnj

    A better camera and Processor would may the iPhone5 worth considering from my point of view.

  • Richard

    A better camera would be cool, but in particular I’d like 64 Gb! My plan is going to expire in October so I might as well upgrade.

  • gigabait

    They said the new Iphone 5 would have a radically new design, so what's with the "iPhone 5 would carry the exact same design as the iPhone 4"

  • Munksy

    I dont think it would be worth it when the Iphone 6 will be released in June 2012 with a design overhaul and plenty of new features and hardware.

    You would be stuck on contract with the Iphone 5 wishing you had waited for the release of the Iphone 6 in June 2012.

    • Dennis

      Good point. But who's to say the iPhone 6 will be deployed in the summer of 2012. Apple may hold off until the fall again.