Kuepper concludes: "Of course, these benefits are forward-looking and investors may want to wait until the Apple hype wears off. The company did not report a positive operating income as of last year and remains in the early commercialization stages."
The one potential problem with that advice is: The Apple hype will never wear off.
iPhone 5 will have a front-facing high-definition camera
"Apple's sixth-generation iPhone could include a front-facing camera capable of HD resolution, according to a new reported [sic] from a trusted analyst insider," according to Josh Ong, writing about a recent "note to investors" (which some consider the investment world's equivalent of "rumor") by Mingchi Kuo, an analyst for KGI Securities.
This particular Trusted Analyst Insider, or TAI, says Apple will make "quite a few essential adjustments" to the Next iPhone, a phrasing that seems like a model of how to dither successfully.
It's not helped by the lack of details in Ong's story. He cites little directly from Kuo's investor note; when he does, it's with such a lack of supporting detail or explanation that one starts to suspect that he, too, doesn't know what Kuo is talking about.
Ong writes that Kuo "believes Apple will also employ a flip-chip (FC) solution for the front-facing camera on the upcoming iPhone" but never explains that a flip-chip solution is. "According to his analysis, the new iPhone's rear camera will have a CCM of 5.55mm and a lens TTL of 4mm, down from 6mm and 4.8mm on the iPhone 4S." But to figure out what that means, we have to turn to Google.
Or read a much more coherent treatment of the same report by Eric Slivka, at Mac Rumors. He succinctly sums up Kuo's insight "that Apple will be making significant improvements to both front and rear cameras on the next-generation iPhone, advances driven by a desire to decrease the thickness of the device and to improve compatibility with a new 16:9 display."
According to Kuo, "[A] number of components have required a slim-down. The component that will undergo the most dramatic make-over is the rear camera. Our research shows that iPhone 5 will feature the first-ever slimmed rear camera of all iPhones, in an effort to deliver an ultra-slim iPhone 5."
The camera will remain at 8 megapixels but Apple will increase the aperture size from f/2.4, on the iPhone 4S, to f/22, according to Kuo. We even learn that CCM refers to "compact camera module," a unit that contains the parts making up the digital camera assembly.