Analyst restates that Apple is likely to unveil two iPhones this year - iPhone 4+ and iPhone 5 with improved battery life

Analyst restates that Apple is likely to unveil two iPhones this year - iPhone 4+ and iPhone 5 with improved battery life
Mark Moskowitz of J.P. Morgan fame issued a research note to his clients that Apple is indeed on the verge of announcing not one, but two new iPhones this year. 

One of them he calls iPhone 4+, which is likely to have marginally better specs than the current generation, with largely the same looks - maybe something like the white plastic one that leaked previously. This one is said to be mainly heading to Chinese carriers, whose large subscriber base makes it worth designing a separate mid-ranger to enhance market penetration. Mr Moskowitz, however, sees additional sales for the iPhone 4+, not only China, as it could cover the mid-range in other markets as well.

The other one, referred to as iPhone 5, will supposedly be thinner, lighter, with a larger Retina Display and 1GB of RAM, sporting a dual-mode GSM/CDMA baseband radio for worldwide connectivity. Nothing we haven't heard so far, but the new tidbit is "increased battery life due to advancement in battery technologies, the printed circuit board (PCB), the touch screen, and LCD power consumption metrics.

We know that you can basically take two approaches when designing a new ARM-based chipset generation - to gun for performance increase with the same power consumption and footprint, or aim for improved battery life and a smaller footprint. Apple might have optimized the iPhone A5 chipset for the latter, but still it's not only the silicon that draws power, that's why we are also interested what type of screen has gone into the next iPhone, that will eventually help in prolonging battery life. If Cupertino manages to pull off a significant enough increase in battery endurance, that would be quite a differentiating factor given that the rest of the rumored specs aren't something we don't already have on high-end Android handsets.

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43 Comments

1. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

I bet a quarter of iPhone people will think this is a 5g phone. Then the rest will think its 4g and they won't find out until some nerd shows them an android phone with 4g

5. Give it a rest unregistered

4G, 5G ... this argument is old. I can then come back with at Apple's rate of law suits ... Android is going to be banned by the next year anyway. Enough already. The fact is there are now A LOT of cheap Android devices out there of all different sizes. If this article is true ... Apple is simply trying to introduce a cheaper and better (improved camera, etc) alternative to draw folks accordingly. Apple is not known for supporting older platforms. Hence, Apply is probably trying to introduce a cheaper "4S" to hopefully convince 3G, 3GS folks to get onto newer platforms before they drop support on the older devices. As far as being locked down ... not everyone one is a developer ... or a "geek". They want something that "just works".

7. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

when the original moto droid was launched, their marketing campeign was an all out assault on things that the iphone couldnt do or couldnt do well. it really paid off for them and still does. apple has focused on the iphone working well, consistantly and easily. they love the phrase "it just works". this battery life focus is a great idea for them. they are going to milk every drop out of it. im very excited about this. i wont see LTE in my region for quite some time, so battery life is MUCH more important. apple is going to win a ton of customers with their battery life marketing.

10. Tristann

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

Sadly this is gonna happen -_- I constantly hear "oh you have the iPhone4g?!?!" "Beg pardon?" Non Techies are funny ;)

2. Andman314

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Its all about Android. Does Apple really think if they push out two apple phone that people are going to rush and get the iphone. The iphone is way to locked down and you cant do much with it unless you jailbreak it. Ether way both phone will work the same and wont do anything species. :)

8. G-Reg unregistered

Saddly, some people just dont care. People like to flock to the iphone becuse they know someone with one. And with that, learning how to use it is almost elementry. Android and iPhone users are different from the get go. I laugh at everyones attempt to try and convince another of your phones superiority. If your techy, if you like to have control and dive into a devices complexities and do some off the wall sh!t, guess what... your a great android kinda person. If you seek simplicity and dont care to spend hours customizing, chances are your gonna get the iphone. We are lucky as all get out to have two compleatly different platforms to choose from as a customer. People need to quit being self rightous tools and realize some people value different things AND ITS OK!!

15. bernie unregistered

WELL SAID!!! I'm sick of apple fanboys and fandroids bickering against each other. I happen to like both as I'm a techie but at the same time appreciate simplicity and a minimalistic approach. I have both an HTC Incredible S and an iPhone 4 and I must say I love them both!

19. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

yh same hear i have both os and like them both...i just dont get these super fanboys from both capm that thinks that everyone must like the phone they have...

28. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

I agree i have and Infuse and an I4..i like them both!

3. dacastrator unregistered

I think iDevices are pretty decent, the reason why it drives a lot of people like us away from it is because of its lack of customization and freedom.

38. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

You gotta admit if the iPhone in the left happens its mega sexy. HAHAHA lol but i really want one. Like isheep level. I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT :). That is unless the prime comes out on verizon with exynos and lte. OMG.

4. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

a lot of people don't wanna tinker with the phones. most people just want something that works. I definitely respect the way apple designed there platform.

6. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

I do believe Apple will have some sort of customization this time around but not to the same extent as Android.

9. Tristann

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

I saw it this way. iPhone4 2010 iPhone4g 2011 iPhone4gs 2012 Sorta like before lol :) iPhone then iPhone3g then iPhone3gs.

12. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

And again naming a device 4g and 4gs without LTE or 4g support is kinda misleading to those who buy iPhones and don't really know the difference. I was in my local VZW store on Sat, and a gentleman in his early 50's was standing next to me saying I'm getting the thunderbolt today, I told him of the battery issues and suggested the Bionic or Revolution. He told me " I read on the boards last night that there were no more issues with battery life and it's the fastest phone." I guess you can lead a horse to water but can't make him drink Those people can suffer with their Thundercrap and iDiotphones.

13. Tristann

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

I should of added it to that* I think Apple is gonna name it 4s since they could make the next one LTE ready but since ATT doesn't have there LTE up and ready it would be convenient to make one LTE and the other not. Possible fragmentation in there eyes?

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Well Apple hasn't named their phone 4G. Also referring to the iPhone as an idiot phone is disrespectful and makes you look like a childish idiot.

18. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

when are you not disrespectful and a childish idiot? and we are going by past naming history here you know like a PREDICTION.

20. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

i think taco has changed his ways darth8ball...hopefully this means less fanboy comments from fanboys obviously lol and will mean people can have proper discussions with out being called a isheep or fandroid etc

21. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

I have commented on this site many times that my calling Apples phone the iDiotPhone has nothing to do with the users but the fact that I think Steve Jobs names things i for the fact that it is so simple any idiot(anyone not the great Steve Jobs) can use it and you don't have to be tech savvy to operate one. IMO. taco seems to take it personally and while he made some intelligent and polite comments last week, one which i even sided with him on he went right back to immature simpleton.

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Simple doesn't make you an idiot. If that's the case let's get rid of windows and go back to dos, let's get rid of automatic transmission etc. The whole point if technology is to make thins simpler, faster and easier to use.

24. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

The line of books....http://www.dummies.com/how-to.html doesn't mean your a dummy just don't know how to do something or do it well. When you learn how to infer from a persons statements what they mean because we all don't speak in simple language, then you might just do better in life and interpersonl communications

25. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Don't try to spin this around. Calling it an idiot phone is a dig at Apple and it's users. At least be man enough to admit when you talk s**t.

30. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

It is a dig at Apple your right, but my brother is an iDiotPhone user and he is no idiot, he is very tech savvy but had one good experience with Apple customer service with his iPod and was pissed at the LG cust service he was getting so he bought an iDiotPhone, and gets the new one launch day ever since. And as a grown man with a masters degree and has a consulting business, I get paid to analyze all aspects of a matter and help companies make the right decisions on many things, I take offense when someone like you calls me out and, like you have in the past calls me a moron, and an uneducated person.

31. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You behave like an uneducated person on these boards so I treat you accordingly.

32. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Why because I don't agree with your reasoning. I couldn't be right while you could be wrong, no chance of that happening. Opinions are like a**holes, everyone has one, only I get paid for mine and you can't even give yours away for free.

33. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You insult people who disagree with you. That's the issue. You can't give a coherent argument. I feel sorry for people that consult with you. You're obviously not very bright.

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i prefer stick shift. does that count? lol

39. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

2 thumbs down. i guess some girls around here drive an automatic :)

45. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

The Revolution is a piece of S**t for your information

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