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SIM-less iPhone With 8MP Camera Coming By August, Rumours Say

Apple’s next-generation iPhone is expected to be released by early August and could bring an 8MP camera and a SIM-less design, International Business Times reports. It's not yet clear whether this would be the iPhone 5 or the iPhone 4S as some reports suggest.

The next iPhone could have a form factor similar to the iPhone 4 and will be powered by an ARM Cortex-A9 processor, yet information is not available whether this is a single CPU or a dual-core processor. The 3 or 4 internal antennas will turn the next iPhone into a "world phone" able to run both on GSM and CDMA networks.

Orange’s CEO stated last week that Apple would use a smaller SIM card in the upcoming iPhone, but he also said that Apple was looking at a SIM-less design, known as the e-SIM project . The next-generation iPhone could also take better photos not just because of the 8MP camera, but also due to a separate component for an improved LED flash. The distance between the flash and the camera will allegedly be increased so as to reduce the red eye effect.

As for its next "major new handset" (possibly the iPhone 5), Apple could launch it in the spring of 2012 and Sharp could supply low-temperature poly-silicon LCD displays for a lighter design, a Japanese newspaper reported in April.

The report, also issued by Macotakara, should be taken seriously since the Japanese site correctly predicted some of the physical features of the iPad last December and also revealed that Apple would announce the iPad 2 in March.