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Apple Has a Backup Design for the New iPhone?

Apple Has a Backup Design for the New iPhone?

Posted May 26, 2010 at 1:47pm by iClarified · 22606 views
Apple has a backup design more similar to the iPhone 3GS in case of production problems with the new design leaked by Gizmodo, according to DigiTimes.

On a side note, Apple initiated the iPhone 4G project at the end of 2008. According to our sources, Apple actually has another product codenamed N91 for the project, which offers less change from previous iPhones compared with the N90. It's a parallel product to back up the N90 in case there are major delays due to significant modifications in casing, display resolution, digital camera support and so forth.

In regards to AMOLED touch panels, DigiTimes notes that Apple did speak with Samsung Mobile Display about the possibility; however, production capacity was a big issue.

SMD only has the capability to fulfill 50-60% of iPhone orders at the moment even it dedicated all AMOLED capacity to Apple. Of course, cost is always a concern. AMOLED panels cost US$34-38. TN panels cost less than US$10 and IPS panels around US$20.

Finally the report indicates that the Verizon compatible iPhone is still in early testing and won't be available for some time.

Pegatron will indeed assemble an iPhone, but the manufacturing cooperation is still at the EVT (engineer verification test) stage. There are two more stages - DVT (design verification test) and PVT (process verification test) - before mass production. Though there were reports that shipments for this particular device will begin in the second half, we believe 2011 is more likely.

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john - May 27, 2010 at 8:49am
very nice report to sell some more iphone 3gs phones. If people expect the new iphone to be released next month, who'd buy a brand new 3gs today huh? good job steve, but people r not dumb
me - May 28, 2010 at 12:20pm
really? people are inherently dumb, and Apple says jump, Apple fanatics will say "how high"?
GG - May 26, 2010 at 9:27pm
I would be pissed if they came out with the exact same shell
Aaron Wright
Aaron Wright - May 26, 2010 at 5:55pm
very original!
HO - May 26, 2010 at 4:46pm
Lol, this source has to be added to the vaporware supliers. Mapple will never put a phone where Evdo is the sole standard and will only be sold in the US, is like Ms making Win7 with an only Lousiana version.
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