The recent week has filled the roster of iPhone 5 rumors with reports from several analysts. One of which included the possibility of a September release date. The latest one talks about a major overhaul to the new iPhone compared to the iPhone 4S. Peter Misek, an analyst from Jefferies, said that the iPhone 5 will most likely be thinner compared to the 4S.
He believes that the results of the TPK refer to the iPhone 5's lost market share since their commentary implied that a big customer was rejecting their technology. He further said that Apple is not utilizing TPK but will use inCell's display instead that is why there is a big chance for the upcoming iPhone to be thinner by 20%.
Aside from a thinner form, Misek also said that there is a possibility that the display of the 6th generation iPhone will be changed. In particular, he anticipates a 4-inch screen and a DPI improvement for the phone. An enhanced DPI will mean that the resolution of the iPhone 5's display will be sharper than what the current retina display offers.
The combination of a 4-inch screen and a slimmer form for the iPhone 5 will possibly make it appear almost the same as the Galaxy S2 of Samsung which has a screen of 4.3 inches and a very thin case. Users of the Galaxy S2 said that even if their handset has a larger screen, its thinness compensates for it because it still fits in their pockets. Since this is what the users of the Galaxy S2 said, Apple may have designed a similar form factor for the iPhone 5 for the purpose of competing with the popular and best selling phone of Samsung.
In the research he reported in Forbes, Misek did not mention anything about the display and the size of the iPhone 5. But, he said that he anticipates Apple to produce around 50 to 60 million iPhone units in quarter three of this year. This means that those who are already waiting for the new iPhone will be able to purchase the device more easily because there will be enough stocks to meet the high demand.