JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz claims that according to JP Morgan’s research, Apple will release two new iPhone models, reports Barrons. What’s interesting about his claim, however, is that he suggests that it will be called the “iPhone 4 Plus”, and be targeted largely at Chinese consumers.
According to Moskowitz, in addition to Apple’s release of the iPhone 5, “There will also be a revamp of the existing iPhone 4 with ‘some improvements,’ that might be aimed at a lower price, taking over from the ’3GS’ model that has been Apple’s budget/bargain offering.”
Moskowitz continues to claim that Apple’s iPhone 5 will be a redesigned model that has a “lighter, thinner form factor,” and which will act as a “world phone”, featuring both GSM and CDMA support, but will not feature support for LTE 4G.
The analyst also chimes in on the possibility of Sprint gaining the iPhone 5, as well as speculating on an iPhone 4 “Plus” for the Chinese market: “There could be a couple of very meaningful [carrier] additions, including Sprint-Nextel (S) and the iPhone 4 ‘Plus’ for China.”