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Analyst says Apple working on two versions of the new iPhone to be released soon

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Analyst says Apple working on two versions of the new iPhone to be released soon
Kaufman Brothers analyst Shaw Wu has once again talked with his contacts along Apple's iPhone supply chain and has come away with a interesting story. Wu told his clients that the Cupertino based firm is working on two new versions of the Apple iPhone, one with a bigger screen than the 3.5 inch iPhone 4, and an entry-level model with a smaller screen. Both are currently being built and are expected to be released soon, according to the analyst's information.

Wu suggests that Apple needs to offer multiple versions of its touchscreen phone for multiple carriers to fight back against Android. Google's open source OS has been red hot and has been adding market share with a variety of models and carriers.

The analyst has reiterated his "buy" rating on Apple's stock with a target of $374, about $90 above the current trading price. Wu based his rating on information gleaned from his supply chain contacts and from speculation that a CDMA version of the Apple iPhone is being developed for Verizon.

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source: electronista

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


ah, apple verifies its need to fight back against android. The threat is real to the monster fruit. with multiple versions will there be such ststements as: ?the iphone iphone killer", "whoops, we messed up on three iphones in one year", "we are so secure in our product to which only merited one release a year is being bumped up to four releases a year... confidence is high"

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 13:02

2. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


My analyst says the new iPhone will be invisible to everyone except true iPhone lovers.

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 13:06

3. narley21 (unregistered)


*cough* bull$HIT *cough*

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 13:28

4. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


I remember Jobs said that 3.5" is perfect size for an iPhone, so Apple is not likely to have anything bigger nor smaller. Plus why would Apple come up with its own version of competition? imo, the next iPhone will have 4G capability for sure and it might as well be called the iPhone 4G -> iPhone 4GS -> iPhone 5???

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 13:35

5. Doakie (Posts: 1142; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Makes sense. Android is tearing them up because of how many options there are. I'm just afraid how the global domination by Apple will turn out once they're on all four of the big US carriers. Then people won't be turning to alternate operating systems due to a lack of iphones on their carrier. Remember the majority of Americans are retarded and buy whatever is cool or the commercial tells them to. I mean obviously people are retarded if Apple temporarily was able to be the second largest company in market cap globally. They are an evil controlling company.

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 13:49

6. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


That's actually not true. Windows Mobile did the same thing with different screen sizes and different processors. Then you had Windows Mobile Professional and Windows Mobile Standard. What happens is instead of Apps being available for every Windows Mobile phone, Apps were more specified for a particular phone. I had the HTC Mogul and luckily that was the newest thing out there, but man, it was hard finding programs for it because it was so new. If you had a Blackjack then you might not be able to get the same app as I can. And even with Windows Phone 7, Microsoft is following Apple's lead and making standard hardware requirements that manufacturers must follow to use WP7 software. Just think if you were a developer, you'd have to make your app for all kind of different kinds of screen resolutions. And God help you if your app needs a faster processor because the slower Android phones, like the Backflip and Aria, wouldn't quite works as well as the Galaxy S or EVO. Apple is quite smart with the way they've been doing things. Your ability to get a certain app is based on the iOS software you have. If your phone is so too old to have the most recent iOS then developers don't really have to deal with trying to make available for slower machines. Developers also don't have to worry about making their app for different screen resolutions either. I still would like a 4'' iPhone...but I'd rather not go through a Windows Mobile experience ever again...

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 23:06

17. Droid X Doug (unregistered)


Apple's challenge vis Android is to get on other carriers. AT&T's exclusive is hurting Apple from a market share perspective. It was helpful to launch the iPhone, but now it is hurting the iPhone. Whether Apple releases a 4+ inch edition iPhone, only time will tell. But they have got to get on at least Verizon (and preferably Verizon and Sprint) in the U.S. Otherwise the Android masses will overwhelm the iPhone. At this point, getting on Verizon is more important than having 4G; although when 4G is readily available, the iPhone will need to have a 4G option.

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 14:01

7. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


yay! verizon iphone yay!!!

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 16:15

11. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


ha ha fail...

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 15:00

8. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


Android is NOT that big a threat. I just returned my X to go back to the iphone 4. Android does only a few things nicer but Apple will con't to address those issues. Apple's apps are much nbicer. Android might pass Apple in pure number of apps but it is not a true number. The dev. make an app and release it for every mobile of android phone and they make apps that are add ons to earlier apps. So that is just a way to get Android numbers up but again, its fake numbers. There have been 4 models of iphones. The chargers, cables, etc work on all of them. The first 3 iphones could use the same cases. This is a big reason people like the iphone. The payment method for Apple's app store is nicer too. You don't have to use your CC for a 99C purchase.

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 16:17

13. ehhhhhhh (unregistered)


Yes they do all use the same chargers.... Thats the one with the burning up issue right?

posted on 07 Oct 2010, 00:36

18. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Didn't Android just pass iOS to become the number 2 OS on the market? How could they not be a threat???

posted on 07 Oct 2010, 15:04

20. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I don't think Apple cares much about market share. I think Apple cares more about loyal customers. Microsoft had the lion share of PCs, but Apple as a hole is dominating them. Apple is popular because they make easy to operate products, but they are very powerful products. Take me for example. Hated Apple back in the day, but bought an iPod. Still hated Apple after that. Then I broke down and got a MacBook because I needed a notebook. Then I bought an iMac...then an iPhone. My next computer will still be an iMac, although mine is still working just fine a year and a half later. Apple is used to waiting and gaining loyal customers. Google has a ton of folks using Android and that's great. But the question is are those consumers (not us nerds) loyal to the Android name or are they just getting the closest thing to an iPhone until they can get one? Apple will have people coming back for years and years...but companies like RIM, Microsoft, and Google may not have that kind of loyalty behind their name...

posted on 08 Oct 2010, 16:26

23. VZWbamf (Posts: 61; Member since: 11 Oct 2009)


Spoken like a true Apple fanboy... You think Apple's inflated app #s aren't embellished just like Android's? BAD comparison...

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 16:46

25. sork531 (unregistered)


this is true. i have all apple products except for my blackberry, which I only have because verizon doesn't have the iPhone. Once the iPhone comes out for VZW, I know of many people who will switch from their bb's or androids for an iPhone

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 13:19

26. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


whole. not hole. unless you are claiming apple is indeed a hole.

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 15:15

9. Jobs4you (unregistered)


Ninth!

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 16:15

12. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


Nine and a half!

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 15:17

10. pesmoman (unregistered)


i no lets realease the iphone 4 and make everyone panic to buy one then make the iphone 5 and so and so on and so on and so on

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 22:00

15. Ladytech (unregistered)


haha! Would you rather be left in the dark as the technology keeps advancing and customers requests are actually being answered? You act like there is no freewill involved and we are all mindless drones brainwashed by the manufacturers. Complain that something isn't good enough and they make it better. Then complain about them listening to you and making it better!! FAIL

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 18:21

14. tkfox007 (unregistered)


How much do they pay these analysts to just guess or to be just plain wrong? They're not exactly analyzing anything as there's no evidence to support their claims.

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 22:36

16. Nana (unregistered)


I think this thing happen cuz of samsung galaxy s

posted on 07 Oct 2010, 09:04

19. unstroked (unregistered)


Did anyone see the Wall Street Journals report yesterday about how the iphone is coming to verizon first quarter 2011? I am surprised phonearena has not posted something about it yet.

posted on 07 Oct 2010, 15:46

21. Bling Bling (unregistered)


I Say My D Up Those Analysts As............ Dey Have No Life ........ Accept For Guessing Things........ Like ...... In 2011 Humans R Gonna Have Wings To Fly........ With No Evidence Behind It........... :) ....

posted on 08 Oct 2010, 16:22

22. VZWbamf (Posts: 61; Member since: 11 Oct 2009)


One phone on one network is a bad business model if you want market share...

posted on 10 Oct 2010, 06:06

24. Sam Cat (unregistered)


I think it's great than Android is starting to make a dent into Apple. The bigger dent Android make the better for all of us. The competition is good for all of us. I personally won't get an iphone because it won't support flash and they are overpriced. Now that Android is gaining momentum Apple need to do something. I can't wait until Blackberry, Windows Phone 7 and Android keep improving to take away more market share and leave biased opinions out of it. I mean to have the audacity to say we won't create a browser to read flash and try to reduce another software companies business to plain stupid and i hope it forces them to also reduce market share. I hate the bitchiness of these companies. Motorola suing x, x suing Motorola, Microsoft suing Motorola, etc. I was with windows phone but i don't like them suing someone else. In the end I am just going to stay with Blackberry who are the quiet achievers.

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