iPhone 4S Coming This Year, Fully Revamped iPhone 5 Next Year?

Here we go again with more ‘juicy’ iPhone rumours. Japanese blog Macatakara claims the upcoming iPhone 4S this year will feature the dual core A5 chip from the iPad 2, an improved 8 megapixel camera, and dual mode support for both GSM and CDMA via a unified SIM.

We’ve learned from iFixit teardowns the Verizon iPhone 4 contains a Qualcomm chip capable of both GSM and CDMA. Rumours have been abound Apple is working on smaller SIM redesigns and SIM-less iPhones.

Also, further speculation is the iPhone 5 will debut in Spring 2012 as a whole new design, whereas the iPhone 4S will retain the existing iPhone 4 form factor.

I’ve said this before, the existing iPhone 4 hardware is still ‘sexy’ enough to last another year, and a complete redesign isn’t necessary. History has shown Apple tends to make minor cosmetic changes, and save massive revamps for future iterations. Just take a look at the move from the iPhone 3G to 3GS–nothing changed. The move from the iPad to iPad 2–nothing significant, aside from being thinner.

The smart thing Apple will do is retain the existing form factor to maximize production and reduce costs and increase profits via economies of scale. Once they’ve fully exhausted the iPhone 4’s form factor, consumers will be craving the next best thing which we’d most likely see in 2012. Apple so far has hermetically-sealed their iPhone leaks, compared to the colossal failure of leaving the iPhone 4 in a bar.

[9to5Mac via Macatakara]

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  • Kenneth Trueman

    Could you please stop insulting our intelligence with all of the fake links that are basically ads for something else ? I know you need to pay the bills, but there are limits… the word blog beside Macatakara appeared to be a normally link, but was just another ad…

  • Kenneth Trueman

    Could you please stop insulting our intelligence with all of the fake links that are basically ads for something else ? I know you need to pay the bills, but there are limits… the word blog beside Macatakara appeared to be a normally link, but was just another ad…

  • Kenneth Trueman

    Could you please stop insulting our intelligence with all of the fake links that are basically ads for something else ? I know you need to pay the bills, but there are limits… the word blog beside Macatakara appeared to be a normally link, but was just another ad…

  • SF

    I don’t like the idea of a SIM-less phone. How are you supposed to get unlocked phones then?

  • SF

    I don’t like the idea of a SIM-less phone. How are you supposed to get unlocked phones then?

  • Auto Strada

    Well, if you haven’t noticed, ad links are double underlined whereas content links are single underlined.

    Also, the hover state of the ad links will give you some idea of what you’ll be getting into once clicked.

    Please stop thinking he’s insulting your intelligence when your common would state you don’t have much of it.

  • Kenneth Trueman

    My “common”? I think you mean “comment” … BTW, it doesn’t take much for you to flame people, does it ? 

  • Kenneth Trueman

    My “common”? I think you mean “comment” … BTW, it doesn’t take much for you to flame people, does it ? 

  • OB1

    settle done boys

  • OB1

    settle done boys

  • @kenneth : He i using ads that automatically highlight words which then appears to be links . 

  • @kenneth : He i using ads that automatically highlight words which then appears to be links . 

  • Auto Strada

    …sense, I meant. my bad.

    flaming people for flaming others isn’t flaming, is it?

  • Chrome262

    Agreed. And the micro sim is small enough. I do agree with the form factor staying the same.

  • Chrome262

    Agreed. And the micro sim is small enough. I do agree with the form factor staying the same.

  • Chrome262

    Agreed. And the micro sim is small enough. I do agree with the form factor staying the same.

  • MrAnonymous

    I can care less about the form factor, other than a larger screen.  What they really need to revamp is the iOS.  The “look and feel” has for the most part, remained unchanged since its 2007 debut.  With Microsofts “Live Tiles” and Andriods new “Honeycomb”, iOS looks so plain-jane ancient..

  • MrAnonymous

    I can care less about the form factor, other than a larger screen.  What they really need to revamp is the iOS.  The “look and feel” has for the most part, remained unchanged since its 2007 debut.  With Microsofts “Live Tiles” and Andriods new “Honeycomb”, iOS looks so plain-jane ancient..

  • MrAnonymous

    I can care less about the form factor, other than a larger screen.  What they really need to revamp is the iOS.  The “look and feel” has for the most part, remained unchanged since its 2007 debut.  With Microsofts “Live Tiles” and Andriods new “Honeycomb”, iOS looks so plain-jane ancient..

  • anon

    I’m tired of coming here to read an article and it be the exact same information posted in the last rumours post. Which was the same as the one before it. All this news is nothing new…

  • gordunramsie

    Wah wah wah…did you forget to leave the basement today, big boi?

    I’m tired of  your negative outlook on life, you big DONKEY!WAKE UP! YOU”VE GIVEN UP!

  • gordunramsie

    Wah wah wah…did you forget to leave the basement today, big boi?

    I’m tired of  your negative outlook on life, you big DONKEY!WAKE UP! YOU”VE GIVEN UP!

  • gordunramsie

    What OB1 said. Kiss and make up, fellas.

    WAKE UP!

  • gordunramsie

    What OB1 said. Kiss and make up, fellas.

    WAKE UP!

  • AMA

    I wonder if the 4S will come in 64gb? I’m hoping so, as my 32gb is getting a little cramped for space…

  • AMA

    I wonder if the 4S will come in 64gb? I’m hoping so, as my 32gb is getting a little cramped for space…

  • Anonymous

    that wasn’t a colossal failure. apple wouldnt be that dumb. in fact, they likely did it to guage customers reaction to the device pre-release. quite clever actually, esp since people are still talking about it 😛

  • anon

    Wow… you got all of that from me taking an opinion on a redundant article?
    You should become a Psychologist or something.
    Good luck with your future career as a Gordon Ramsay (see how I spelled it correctly?) impersonator psychologist.

  • anon

    Wow… you got all of that from me taking an opinion on a redundant article?
    You should become a Psychologist or something.
    Good luck with your future career as a Gordon Ramsay (see how I spelled it correctly?) impersonator psychologist.

  • anon

    Wow… you got all of that from me taking an opinion on a redundant article?
    You should become a Psychologist or something.
    Good luck with your future career as a Gordon Ramsay (see how I spelled it correctly?) impersonator psychologist.

  • Luca

    Its all about money and its working if you have an iphone 4 and you buy this one your a complete idiot im sorry but its true.

  • Luca

    Its all about money and its working if you have an iphone 4 and you buy this one your a complete idiot im sorry but its true.