iPhone 5 release pool: Concord says late 2011, 8mp camera, A5 processor, Qualcomm baseband
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Continuing our policy on having fun with iPhone 5 date rumors, TiPb is once again adding an analyst to our iPhone 5 release pool. This time it's Concord Securities as reported by Apple Insider:
[Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's] checks with supply chain sources indicated that the next handset from Apple will not feature an all-new-design, but rather only "slight modifications" from the iPhone 4. Specifically, Kuo has heard that the iPhone 5 will include the faster A5 processor already found in the iPad 2, as well as a higher resolution 8 megapixel rear camera. He has also been told that Apple will switch to a Qualcomm baseband for both GSM and CDMA models, along with an improved antenna design.
Kuo says production will begin in September, which would match up with rumors of iPhone 5 only being released this Fall instead of its previous summer slot. He also thinks iPhone 6 will bring more dramatic changes, so this year could be like 2009 was with the iPhone 3GS.
So there you go, Concord, your entry had been added to our iPhone 5 release pool. We'll see how you do come launch announcement!