What will Apple's new iPhone look like?

Posted by Trent Nouveau

What will Apple's new iPhone lineup look like? And when will Club Cupertino finally end its unpopular exclusivity arrangement with AT&T?

Well, Kaufman Bros analyst Shaw Wu says that Apple preparing to launch a number of new iPhones that will offer both larger and smaller touchscreen options. 

According to Wu, the next-gen iPhones could hit the streets as early as 2011 on carriers other than AT&T, including Verizon, T-Mobile and/or Sprint.

What will Apple's new iPhone look like?"Our sources believe these likely represent new high-end and low-end iPhone models to complement its current iPhone 4," Wu wrote in a note to investors obtained by AppleInsider.

"One possibility we are picking up is a 'mini' or 'nano' iPhone with a smaller candybar form factor leveraging technology in its new mini touchscreen iPod nano."

Wu also noted that Apple appeared to moving towards a "more complete" smartphone product lineup.

"[This certainly] makes strategic sense in that its iPhone 4 addresses only the high-end of the market.

"[So], we think Apple should take a page out of its iPod playbook where it has had a lot [of] success with a 3-tier strategy addressing entry-level, mid-range and high-end, making it difficult for competitors."