The iPhone 5 could come with a thinner body due to new touch panel technology and Apple might introduce the device in the quarter ending in June, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said.
In addition, Hubert believes that Apple’s next-generation iPhone could include a quad-mode chip from Qualcomm that would allow it to operate on all 3G and LTE networks.
This prediction joined the recent announcement that Verizon requires that all future smartphones released on the carrier support 4G LTE technology.
The analyst also suggests that a new material may be used to build the casing for the iPhone 5.
Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster predicted earlier this week that the iPhone 5 will sport a new form factor and that it will be launched in August.
Another long-standing rumor analyzed by Huberty, but this time concerning the next iPad, is that the tablet will be launched in the first half of 2012 and that it will feature the same retina display as the iPhone 4S.