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

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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iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)

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26 Comments

1. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 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"

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

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

3. narley21 unregistered

*cough* bull$HIT *cough*

4. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 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???

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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.

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...

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.

7. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

yay! verizon iphone yay!!!

11. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

ha ha fail...

8. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

13. ehhhhhhh unregistered

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

18. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

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

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...

23. VZWbamf

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

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

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

26. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

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

9. Jobs4you unregistered

Ninth!

12. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

Nine and a half!

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

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

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.

16. Nana unregistered

I think this thing happen cuz of samsung galaxy s

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.

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........... :) ....

22. VZWbamf

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

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

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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