iPhone 5 Just a Refined iPhone 4

If you were like me, and hoping for a brand-spanking-new iPhone design with the release of the new 5, then I think I might be about to disappoint you.

According to supply chain sources, who revealed information to Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, when Apple finally unveils the iPhone 5 later this year, the next iteration of the device will feature only “slight modifications” from the design of the iPhone 4 – and that the real improvements will be found under the hood.

Expect to find the faster A5 processor on which the iPad 2 runs, a Qualcomm dual mode GSM/CDMA baseband and a higher resolution 8 megapixel rear camera.

Kuo expects the iPhone 5 to go into trial production in August, mass production in September and arrive at market some time in October, as Apple’s next fiscal year begins.

So now the question is… to wait for the ‘5’, or not to wait? Or does it really matter?

via: All Things Digital