Mon May, 2011 by Derek Mehraban
A Jefferies & Co. analyst has released some details about the new iPhone. Distribution deals with Sprint and T-Mobile will have it available in time for the holidays. The new phone will not be available for LTE service, because the Qualcomm chips for that connectivity are not yet reaching yields allowing it to be available in time.
Like other cutting edge smartphones, however, the new iPhone will ship with dual-core processors. Cosmetically the new iPhone will be almost the same except the cameras, front and rear, will be upgraded. The specifications of those upgrades are not yet leaked.
The news lately has been all Android. Apple has always been good about releasing new updates and trying to stay ahead of the competition. While the hardware is not as advanced as hoped for, lack of LTE, it is still an advance. The hardware to run applications will be advanced allowing for more apps and leaving more processing power for those apps to run advertising. Digital marketers might also be able to expect this new iPhone to encourage more movement from feature phones to smartphones.