We’re hearing more rumors from privately circulated notes by investment experts and analysts these days. KGI’s analyst Mingchi Kuo has said, in a note, that Apple’s sixth-gen iPhone would be seeing quite a few adjustments to it.
In the note circulated earlier this week, it is being rumored that the iPhone 5 features would be much more than just a 4” display and a better battery performance. The highlight of the note was the iPhone 5 HD FaceTime camera. As you already know, we reported the news of the leaked parts of the iPhone 5 – which showed that the FaceTime camera moved to the center of the front panel.
Kuo notes this aspect as well.
Besides this, the HD camera would be more powerful than the present VGA camera on the iPhone 4S. Further, there are quite a lot of changes to be expected on the camera.
While the rear camera would retain the 8 MP resolution, the camera could push the aperture to f/2.2.
Leaked camera parts earlier suggested that it would mean a change in the dimensions of the iPhone 5. Kuo notes that the iPhone 5 would be thinner by as much as 1.4mm from the iPhone 4S, making it about 7.9mm.
The battery could also be more powerful than earlier although it isn’t exactly clear if there would be noticeable enhancements in the performance and backup.
The iPhone 5 release date is actually now expected in a September / October window, and it is rumored that it could be launched along with the iPad Mini – another rumored device in the stables of Apple.