iPhone to be given a redesign?
Although Apple has not confirmed or denied this, an expert has suggested that Apple plans to overhaul the design of its iPhone device.
The expert, Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets, visited the Far East where the iPhone is manufactured. He picked up some information that led him to believe that Apple had decided to redesign the prestigious machine.
Mr White also suggests that the new changes will apply to the latest iPhone 5, which is expected to be launched in a few months time, although other experts think the likeliest date will be sometime in the autumn.
So what are these changes? The analyst believes that the new iPhone will have a larger display screen, possibly as big as four inches. He also believes it will be LTE compliant; the iPad already possesses LTE connectivity, but it is only usable in particular locations.
Mr White said: “In our view, this will be the most significant iPhone upgrade with a four-inch screen and a new, sleek look that we believe will require a unibody case. This new, sleek look will be the most important reason that consumers decide to upgrade.”
If this is true, and like everything with Apple it is just another rumour, it is probably a shrewd move. The current tranche of devices have the same design as the original, so it is probably time for an overhaul.
It is also a good marketing move. In a society that is obsessed with style, iPhone aficionados will no doubt be delighted at possessing the latest device.