Despite the growing doubt among many pundits that Apple will launch a redesigned iPhone 5, Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White reports that Apple does indeed have such a blockbuster in store for tomorrow’s event, and that the iPhone 5 will be Apple’s biggest launch ever.
White echoes the usual iPhone 5 rumors of an aluminum unibody enclosure and larger screen, as well as a faster processor to rival or exceed existing smartphones:
We expect the iPhone 5 to get a makeover with a sleek, aluminum unibody enclosure that more closely resembles the MacBook Air than the iPhone 4, which will not only prove more aesthetically pleasing but also stronger, lighter and avoid the back-side “glass breaks” of last year…With this new enclosure, we believe this will provide Apple with the opportunity to expand the display size by at least one half of an inch to 4 inches and hopefully bigger. Apple will clearly need to upgrade the processor speed to at least a Dual Core 1.2GHz to match the Samsung Galaxy S II, while upgrading to a 8 mega pixel 1080p camera that is now also on the Galaxy S II.
While this is again just another rumor, it’s interesting to me that White is just now reporting his stance for a device that could be announced tomorrow – perhaps White has information he isn’t disclosing?
White believes that the iPhone 5 will launch to unprecedented demand, and will far exceed the launchs number from last year’s iPhone 4 launch. White toppped off his optimism by raising his Apple stock target to $666. $666. Seriously.