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iPhone 5 to Be Completely Redesigned, Coming this Summer?

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So it looks like we’re off to the races with iPhone rumours, right on schedule. New models have already been ‘spotted’ within iOS 4.3 beta 1. This time around Engadget’s sources are saying this about the upcoming iPhone 5:

But all of these moves are leading up to the iPhone 5 — a completely redesigned handset — which our sources say is on track for a summer launch. Right now, the device is being tested discreetly by senior staff at Apple (strictly on campus only). We don’t have much info on the phone at this point, but our understanding is that the new device will be a total rethink from a design standpoint and will be running atop Apple’s new A5 CPU (a Cortex A9-based, multi-core chip). This device, like the iPad 2, will feature a Qualcomm chipset that does triple duty as the CDMA / GSM / UMTS baseband processor — from what we hear there’s no LTE in the mix at this point.

A brand new iPhone design, only one year after the iPhone 4? It could be possible. With the introduction of new Android handsets every week, and competition actually trying to keep up with the iPhone it’s a new ballgame. Compare this back to the days of the iPhone 3G, when competitors were stinking it up with pathetic handsets we don’t even remember anymore. Apple could afford to introduce the iPhone 3GS, a minor upgrade and still sell millions of phones. If Apple was to keep the same iPhone 4 design, that might not be enough for people to buy an iPhone versus an Android device. Don’t you just love competition?

It looks like new Apple TV rumours are being thrown into the mix:

One other interesting tidbit: Apple is at work on the second generation of its redesigned Apple TV, which will include that new A5 processor. The CPU is said to be blazingly fast, cranking out 1080p video “like running water.” It’s likely that the A5 will make it into the iPad 2 as well, but we have yet to confirm that.

1080p support would be much appreciated by consumers. Let’s wait and see what happens.

What do you think about these latest iPhone 5 rumours?

[Engadget]

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  • Anonymous

    “This device, like the iPad 2, will feature a Qualcomm chipset that does triple duty as the CDMA / GSM / UMTS baseband processor”

    Yes. This must be true, it has to be. That way Apple can only manufacture one iPhone and it works with AT&T and Verizon

    I might not buy the next iPhone and instead hold out for the next revision the following year in 2012, provided that we are still around. But I may buy it if Rogers offers up a sweet promo better than their partial discounts like in the past. They have more incentive to do that this year with ‘competition’ from Bell and Telus, whose customers have 1.5yr old 3GS devices and are itching for a piece of the discounts Rogers offers their customers for iPhone upgrades.

  • I dont see it, Its to soon. Oh i see slight tweeks maybe even a different chip set but complete redesign? I think we will see an iphone 4g, to incorporate LTE so they can compete with the other 4g phones out there, its beyond me what verizon stuck with cdma, but it might of been time constraints. carriers here have dropped it, in looking ahead to LTE.

  • Anonymous

    I’m betting on dual core in the next iDecices.

  • AppleFanBoy

    More power comes at the cost of lower battery life or a larger device. I already find the battery life barely tolerable. who know maybe there a new power source for which Apple obtained rights.

  • Anonymous

    i hope in addition to retina display we get complete OLED screens to maximize battery and see vivid colours 🙂

  • I figure if Apple can kill 2 birds with one stone – GSM and CDMA – and make it more cost effective, as well as leapfrog it against other handsets, summer 2011 would be the ripe time to do so. At least, I hope so because I’m still on a bloody 3G and contract renewal time is up!

  • CarGuyGTI

    I am happy with my iPhone 4 I will wait for a LTE network capable iPhone and provider to come out and by the time that happens maybe I will be ready to change to a new phone? I will just have to wait and see.

  • J_Yewchin

    5 bucks says they make a few improvements and call ita iphone 4-S or 4GS just like they did with the 3g (slightly improved, but same model) to 3gs

  • JungleGeorge

    If the Iphone is not going to introduce a screen more than 4″ ,, like most of the Android phones,,, it will keep on losing markets.
    Most of the phones are coming out with a 4.3″ it is becoming the norm.

  • Sheip

    I think that i5 is not comming this year,they are smart than other people , they dont show i5 because then nobody is going to buy the iphone4 😀 Remember 😀 ,but still i hope to see very soon because i4 have problems with the waves:D see u apple staff , sure if u read this message

  • Sheip.a

    I think that i5 is not comming this year,they are smart than other people , they dont show i5 because then nobody is going to buy the iphone4 😀 Remember 😀 ,but still i hope to see very soon because i4 have problems with the waves:D see u apple staff , sure if u read this message

  • jgrua

    You are a loser. Ive had the iphone 4 since it came out and had no problems yet. you need to stop believing everything the media says. oh yeah, if its in the media, it MUST be true! LOL

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