iPhone 5 will only get “minor updates” from iPhone 4

Posted on Jul 6 2011 - 1:07pm by Thomas Sharp

If you’re one of many people who are holding out on buying an iPhone 4 to see what Apple is going to release next, you won’t be missing out on much. According to the Taiwanese tech site DigiTimes, Apple’s new iPhone 5 does not have any major updates from its predecessor, the iPhone 4.

Despite the growing rumors of the updates the iPhone 5 could have, like the upgraded 8-megapixel cameras, larger touch screens with 720p HD display, 1 GHz processor, and a slim metal casing, the news source claims that the new phone will only get minor upgrades.

According to the site, “The sources pointed out that as the iPhone 5, which does not seem to have any major update from iPhone 4, is already set for shipment in September, they are already started supplying components to Pegatron with Pegatron’s plants in Shanghai, China also recently started hiring for manpower.”

The site also claimed that 15 million iPhone 5 units has been ordered by Apple, possibly slating for a September release date.

A possible reason why Apple is postponing the launch of the new iPhone 5 is to build enough units in stock to avoid the scenario that affected the launch of iPad 2, where people looked for alternatives after failing to get one.

Is Apple underestimating their rivals by releasing a new smartphone that is slightly similar to its predecessor?

 

via: T3

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