A recent report from Jefferies & Co has been revealed that the next gent iPhone could include some incremental upgrades and could be named iPhone 4S, and carried by Sprint and T-Mobile.
Peter Misek wrote that “The iPhone 5 with LTE [Long-Term Evolution] launch in September does not seem possible for now and According to the industry, the device should be called iPhone 4S and it could include some minor cosmetic changes, better camera, A5 processor and HSPA+ support” in one of his research notes. The notes also said that, Sprint,T-Mobile and China Mobile will possibly be announced as new iPhone carriers. Lately management people from Apple has claimed that they are working on a CDMA iPhone, which proves the notes are legitimate.
Currently Verizon and AT&T are the only carriers which offer iPhone to its customers. Recently, AT&T has acquired the T-Mobile, despite this acquisition, T-Mobile denying to offer iPhone in the near future. We red this from a writing from their own website, saying “T-Mobile USA stays as an independent company, the acquisition will be completed in the next 12 months, we do not offer iPhone, we offer cutting-edge devices like Samsung Galaxy S 4G”. This statement clearly says that customers craving for an iPhone should at least wait for the next year, until the acquisition finally completed. This acquisition is definitely a gain for Apple, since at the end of the March 21, the T-Mobile has a total of 34 million subscribers. Ultimately T-Mobile will start offering iPhone, company and the customers can’t resist the craze.
The things are a bit rusty in the Sprint side, the company is still silent about a possible iPhone deal, the CEO Dan Hesse stated that he was unable to comment/speak about a deal with any suppliers. Next year, after the acquisition, Sprint will be the only carrier which doesn’t offer iPhone, if they are not willing to sign a deal with Apple. Even though they offer great 4G devices, iPhone is considered to be the best and a must for a carrier.
Some anonymous sources have whispered to Reuters that Apple will be shipping iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S starting from the September, this means that production of the next gen iPhone has been already started or it will start in the July. These sources also stated that the stocks will hit the stores at the end of 2011.
Current trusted sources have underlined that next gen iPhone will include A5 dual core processor, 8 mega-pixel camera, possibly NFC (Near Field Communication) support which will turn iPhone into an electronic wallet. Such features are enough for Apple to out perform its rivals.