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Redesigned iPhone 5, China-Focused ‘iPhone 4-Plus’ Coming Soon

It’s been quite a long time since the debate about what Apple is going to bring in its renewed iPhone range. This has now become a hot topic among the masses. J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz has made a strong statement claiming that Apple will in fact be bringing two new models – a redesigned iPhone 5 and a less expensive iPhone 4-plus particularly for Chinese market. However, it will also be shipped in other countries.

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J.P.Morgan’s research suggests the iPhone 5 will be based on a lighter, thinner form factor that is GSM and CDMA capable. In other words, a “world-mode” smartphone, but not LTE-capable. Mr. Moskowitz also expects the iPhone 5 will have a larger retina display [than] the iPhone 4′s 3.5 inch screen and include an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash.


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The iPhone 4-plus device is anticipated to be based on the current iPhone and subsume the iPhone 3GS as the lower-end offering. Mr. Moskowitz thinks it could target one or more network carriers in China, but is unlikely to be exclusive to the region.

The only solid evidence we have regarding the redesigned iPhone 5 are those third-party cases which are based on the leaked design document of the iDevice. Over the past few months, a lot of parts surfaced for an iPhone 4 like ‘iPhone 4S’ along side the claimed leaked design on the iPhone 5. The ambiguity is still there whether Apple is going to announce two models or not. If the answer is not, then the question arises which one will be the true iPhone 5.

Analysts are divided over into two groups – one side claimed that there will be no redesigned iPhone 5 in the Apple lineup, while the other including Moskowitz keeps the view that Apple will come up with two new models.

What we need to do is to wait for some more time to see whether Apple is really launching two models or its only iPhone 5 that will hit the market.

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