Analyst: iPhone 5 will help take back Apple’s smartphone crown
Cupertino, CA, United States (4E) – According to Mark Moskowitz, a JP Morgan analyst, the iPhone 5 will help Apple return to its perch as the top smartphone in the world. Moskowitz believes the iPhone 5 will surpass the sales of its main competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S3. He gives a number of reasons why this will happen.
The iPhone 5 is obviously a huge improvement over the previous model of the iPhone. It boasts a bigger screen and a faster processor. It’s much thinner and it weighs lighter. The iPhone 5 also supports 4G LTE. The battery life lasts longer than most of its competitors and it looks sleeker.
“The longer form factor provides more real estate, helping preserve the battery performance. Apple commented that the new device can provide up to 8 hours of talk time on 3G or 8 hours of data on LTE,” Moskowitz wrote via CNET.
Apple’s latest smartphone will be on sale in nine countries when it’s officially released on September 21. By the end of the year, it’ll be available in more than 100 different countries.
Consumers don’t have to worry about Apple not meeting the demand. Moskowitz is confident that Apple has already produced enough units to meet orders.
After its announcement, Apple will make the iPhone available in just nine days.
“We think that these specs augur well for Apple’s competitive edge in the growing LTE market, where many of the smartphones so far have been hurt by the ‘pocket hog’ or ‘battery hog’ criticism,” Moskowitz added.
It’s estimated that Apple will ship 180 million iPhone 5 units this year.