By Jim Karpen on Fri, 07/20/2012
A Bloomberg video report offers a nice overview of the forthcoming iPhone in an interview with a market analyst at Jefferies. The information Jefferies gives is based on their market analysts' travel abroad in Asia digging for information. Again, the word is that the iPhone 5 will be about the same width, but taller, resulting in a 4-inch display with a different aspect ratio than the current iPhone. They also say that it will be slimmer, thanks to the use of in-cell technology. Suppliers are currently ramping up production, suggesting that the launch will be in September or October. And they expect demand for the new iPhone to be huge. The report mentions near the end that they're also expecting the iPad mini to launch. An interesting point they make is that the 7-to-8-inch form factor is actually more popular in Asia, and that Apple is launching the smaller iPad in part to meet that demand, as well as to compete wth Google's Nexus 7, which they say is selling surprisingly well.