“Apple is expected to challenge other handset makers with the new phone’s battery performance, screen size, and form factor, Moskowitz said in an investors note released today,” Whitney reports. “Whereas larger rival 4G LTE phones have been called ‘battery hogs’ and ‘pocket hogs,’ the iPhone 5 is expected to sidestep such labels and steal market share from other phone makers.”
Whitney reports, “Wireless carriers in the U.S. will likely see a slew of upgrades to the new iPhone over the near term, according to Moskowitz, putting pressure on their profit margins. The iPhone 5 will also force carriers to ramp up their 4G rollouts as more customers jump from 3G phones. Various suppliers stand to benefit [as well] from the new iPhone.”
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