We have yet another prediction from an analyst on the next iPhone.
Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray anticipates that Apple will release another version of its smartphone in October that will include a new body design, Bloomberg News reported, citing a note the analyst wrote.
The new iPhone is widely expected to support Long Term Evolution, the increasingly popular 4G standard for wireless networks.
Munster said an October release date for the iPhone is more likely after chipmaker Qualcomm revealed it’s having trouble meeting demand for new components that are expected to be included in the new device, Bloomberg News reported.
Apple’s latest iPhone was released in October 2011. Many analysts predicted the device would be an entirely new version called the iPhone 5 and include LTE. Instead, Apple released a phone (iPhone 4S) that is considered more of an upgrade to its predecessor yet has continued to generate remarkable demand.
As reported by Barron’s, a Goldman Sachs analyst projects that Apple will announce sales of 31.1 million iPhones when it reports its quarterly results Tuesday.