So all this time we’ve been clamoring about an upcoming iPhone 5, when actually what’s next is the iPhone 4S? That is indeed the case, according to Jeffries analyst Peter Misek. The update to 4S is not as drastic as what's been originally rumored for an iPhone 5. But, his report brings good news for Sprint and T-Mobile customers with iPhone envy.
“According to our industry checks, the device should be called iPhone 4S and include minor cosmetic changes, better cameras, A5 dual-core processor, and HSPA+ support,” he writes in a research note.
This news does fall in line with earlier claims of an iPhone 4S prototype with an A5 chip being seeded to high-end game developers. While the HSPA+ isn’t quite LTE, it is still a slight improvement and will certainly be hailed as 4G at AT&T.
But the surprising part is that the iPhone 4S will likely be announced with the addition of Sprint, T-Mobile, and China Mobile as new carriers. It is still slated to arrive this September.