Overseas report from DigiTimes states that the upcoming Apple iPhone “4GS” production will begin in August and states that the earliest we’ll see a launch is in September, echoing what various analysts have previously said. In addition, rumours point towards a bigger screen that goes edge-to-edge, A5 dual-core processor and a better 8-megapixel camera.
“Production of iPhone 4S will begin in August and the earliest launch may be in September. All the 3G and CDMA chips for iPhone 4S will be supplied by Qualcomm and the rear camera will be upgraded to a 8-megapixel resolution model with OmniVision Technologies and Taiwan-based Largan Precision to supply image sensors and lens kits respectively, the sources indicated.”
DigiTimes also reported that Apple currently has an inventory of about 2 million iPhone 4’s and has reduced their Q2 production to 17.5-18 million devices. “Apple has lowered its expected shipment volume of iPhone 4 for the second quarter of 2011 from 20 million units, to 17.5-18 million units consisting of 16 million units of the 3G version and 1.5-2 million units of the CDMA version.”