Bloomberg: New iPhone Coming in September, A5 Chip, 8 MP Camera

By , Jun 22, 2011

Hot off the heels of yesterday’s rumor from BGR that pegged an August announcement for the next iPhone, Bloomberg has decided to enter the rumor mill and back up previous reports that put the next gen iPhone’s release at a September date.

Among a September release, Bloomberg corroborates other reports that Apple’s next iPhone will not, in fact, be a “radical” redesign of the iPhone 4, but instead a mere hardware boost.

“Apple Inc. (AAPL) plans to introduce a new iPhone in September that boasts a stronger chip for processing data and a more advanced camera, according to two people familiar with the plans.”

Bloomberg says that the next iPhone will have the A5 processor and an improved, 8-megapixel camera. The device will look much like the iPhone 4, and ship with iOS 5 in the Fall. This version of iOS 5 is internally codenamed “Telluride.”

“It’s also designed to run on all of Apple’s mobile devices, this person said. Until late last year, iPads, iPhones and iPod touches used slightly different versions of iOS.”

BGR’s report of an August announcement seemed a little improbable because there is no way that Apple would ship a new iPhone without iOS 5. iOS 5 has already been confirmed for a Fall release, so it makes sense that Apple would hold an event that launches the next iPhone alongside iOS 5, as is tradition.

As far as hardware is concerned, it’s all up in the air at this point. Bloomberg did make an interesting claim that Apple is working on an iPad 3 with a 1/3 higher resolution screen.

“Apple is also testing a new version of the iPad that has a higher resolution screen, similar to the one now used in the iPhone 4, one of the people said.”

Graphics were recently uncovered in the iOS 5 beta SDK that reference a Retina Display iPad.

It’s difficult to make sense of so many conflicting rumors, but a September release still seems to make the most sense. We’ll keep you posted as more develops.

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  • http://iphonedownloadblog.com Maxx

    I just can’t believe Apple would take an extra 3 to 4 months on the development cycle of this phone and not have any major upgrades or redesign.

    I am really hoping it will be a 4g LTE device w a slightly larger screen plus what the article already said.

    I think it’ll be really sad if Apple realeases a 4th device which were all a year or more apart and it can still only do 3G. Tech is supposed to improve faster than that especially since is Apple is one of the industry leaders in hardware sales.

    • Mick

      I don’t think it so strange that they release thie new phone dubbed “4S”, after all they released 3GS after the £G and that was the same, just updated internals.

    • Jon Garrett

      you fool., (fool in a nice way)

      apple took the extra 3 to 4 months because the iphone 4S or whatever you want to call it would still lag far behind current Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S2, LG G2X and others. an iphone 4S is already DOA and the iphone 5 is not actually late but rather being rushed into service and it too will not measure up to Android phones coming out at the same time., phones that will have quad core processors, and true 1080p among other thins.

      the iphone 5 will get an 8mp camera but several Android phones already have that. the iphone 5 will get a new OS with some “improvements” but these “improvements” are actually rip offs from Android, RIM, WinPho 7 and even some Cydia apps.

      • iDonJulio

        im sorry john… but eat a ∂ick sir…

        you are defending android? A clunky,stupid,redheaded step cousin of the iphone…

        C’mon Son!

        and you talking about megapixels? … not getting in to it..

  • Stark

    no real leak yet?

  • Mike

    I hope it has all that and a larger screen…That Samsung Infuse is looking pretty sharp! I’ve been holding off buying an iPhone until the 5 comes out but this Infuse is calling me!!

    What to do??

  • http://www.archinect.com Paul

    I assume Apple won’t release a bigger screen with 4G until they can give it a reasonable battery life. My friends with the latest large screen 4G Android devices all claim the battery drains way too fast.

    • Jon Garrett

      your friends are liars.

  • Revvxz

    Wait.

  • Danny

    It will not be LTE and it will not have bigger screen that’s for sure.

    • Funsuckkiller

      Fuck yoU

  • Justin

    I think the mention of ‘tradition’ is kind of funny. Third version of the phone and we already have a  .̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̨̨̨̨̨̨̨̨̨̨̨̨.̸̸̨̨ tradition.

  • babeh

    yup, my current 1.5 years e72 have hsdpa, i would change to iphone if it has more speed like lte. Hoping for microsd slot in iphone5.