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iPhone 4S coming with 8MP camera by OmniVision, no LTE, production to start in August?

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iPhone 4S coming with 8MP camera by OmniVision, no LTE, production to start in August?
Another day, another next-gen iPhone rumor, but this time it’s from hit-or-miss publication Digitimes, which quoted information from its inside sources in Taiwan, confirming that the next-gen iPhone will hit the production lines this August as opposed to earlier rumored July, and will come with an 8-megapixel camera sensor produced by OmniVision instead of Sony. Production facilities are reportedly already lowering production of the current iPhone 4 in order to better transition to the upcoming iPhone 4S. Despite the slight delay in the start of production, the next-gen handset is expected to launch this September.

Unfortunately, just in line with previous rumors circulating the web, Digitimes reaffirms that 4G LTE connectivity will not come on this year’s expected refresh to the iPhone. Who’s to blame? Reportedly, it’s silicon maker Qualcomm struggling to get sufficient chip yields to integrate LTE radios. But it’s also Apple’s own statement about the design compromises related to installing LTE on the phone, that hint at a 4G iPhone hitting shelves not earlier than 2012. But while September is still way ahead, in just a couple of days Apple is expected to unveil something marking the anniversary of its retail stores, so stay tuned.

source: Digitimes via Electronista

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posted on 18 May 2011, 09:48 5

1. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Wtf Apple calls this an upgrade? 8 megapixel camera and dual core processor. That's a joke. I heard android is coming out with an 8 core phone and infrared goggles that will kick iPhones ass. Just wait!

posted on 18 May 2011, 10:00 2

4. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Its all baseless rumor of course. Then again look at the droid x2. How is that more an upgrade than this? Upgraded processor and screen and that's it.

posted on 18 May 2011, 10:07 6

5. tuminatr (Posts: 679; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


no its only a quad core, but lets be honest people who buy the Iphone don't buy on specs they buy it because its the Iphone

posted on 18 May 2011, 10:35 2

8. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


lol, only...
Apple is falling behind on technology again though, and you can only make an OS so shiny before the hardware limitations start becoming apparent

posted on 18 May 2011, 11:01 4

11. williee (unregistered)


falling behind in technology.. yet still excelling in performance.

posted on 18 May 2011, 11:46 3

12. SomeGuy (unregistered)


The Droid 8 MP camera doesn't take near as good of pictures as the iPhones 5MP. The detail, texture, and lighting all look much better on iPhone.

Also, I remember a time when my friends Mac computer had 2 gigs of ram and still whooped my PC specs which were double in ram and had 500mhz better processor. The OS handles its resources much better than Windows (And iOS to Android).

I believe iOS 5 is being announced in a month, so we'll see where that goes.

One more thing, the Droid X gets a dual core processor and a slightly better screen and no one cares to mention that minor upgrade that Fandroids are freaking out over?

posted on 18 May 2011, 11:48 1

13. SomeGuy (unregistered)


As for the 4G thing? It's in the infant stage. It is buggy and new. I'll go without it for now, and wait til its more developed. I mean, its not even available where I live.

posted on 18 May 2011, 12:11 5

15. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Of course you'll go without 4g. You do NOT have any options.

posted on 18 May 2011, 12:21

17. URC (unregistered)


Go without for now? On a two year contract you will be stuck with your 3G phone (assuming you grab one of these in September) until 2013. Ouch.

posted on 18 May 2011, 12:49

19. Allday28 (Posts: 273; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


Verizons network ist supposed to be nation wide until 2013, so that is about perfect. I live in a area that probably wont see it until 2012 or 2013. Having said that im not an iphone user anyway. Android all the way..

posted on 18 May 2011, 12:09 3

14. america123jeff (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Apr 2011)


actually android fans are NOT freaking out over it. hardly anyone cares about the droid x2

posted on 18 May 2011, 14:19 2

23. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the difference being the DroidX-2 is a phone among many. If you want android you can go to any of the dozens of flavors. The iphone is the only phone that runs iOS and is a "premium" phone. You have one and only one choice a year for a new iOS phone.

For it to stay a "premium" phone it should not just raise the bar slightly from the last iteration of iphone it should raise the bar for all phones, the way that android keeps doing every few months.

posted on 18 May 2011, 18:53 1

31. lollipop (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


How are the Android Phones raising the bar? The Thunderbolt is a slightly modified EVO..... I am a VzW employee and even i won't lie about that.

In regards of screens Apple and Samsung have the best screens. If we are to argue about Premium just by materials alone the iPhone 4 is higher quality due to stainless steel and glass construction vs the plastic of most android phones.

I am sorry for the longest time Nokia was the best hardware specced phones on the market. The funniest part of all this is any Carrier employee whether tech or sales person will honestly admit that specs mean nothing. Why? Because the apps that run on your device don't tax the system.

Also 4G LTE devices are terrible with regards to connectivity. I love watching a thunderbolt buffer a 2 minute clip every 15 seconds while an Ally runs the same clip buttery smooth.

posted on 18 May 2011, 23:16

36. eris (unregistered)


the iphone is not the best my galaxy s will kill the iphone i have it overclocked to 1.6GHz without a single lag really good battery life and completely stable i dont see the iphone doing that, the iphone is a good phone buts its not the best anymore even the nexus s beat it and its not even a 4G phone imagine what the the galaxy s 2 or the htc sensation will do to this iphone or the evo 3D cmon lets be real here!!!

posted on 18 May 2011, 15:28

24. ayephoner (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


fandroids are hilarious. all this hate and trash talk over a rumor thats not even new. iOS is RUMORED to get its largest overhaul this time around. there really isnt much as far as hardware that needs to be upgraded. wait and see before you trash talk, otherwise you're just contributing to the hype.

posted on 18 May 2011, 18:21 2

30. ahmedra2ol (Posts: 27; Member since: 01 Mar 2011)


i Just want to say my opinion i will not buy an iphone if it will have 1)intel core i7 990 3.5Ghz 2)80MP camera with 1080 120fps 3)1 tera hard drive internal memory up to 1 zetabyte memory card 4)hologram screen with 4D wide angel super tripletouch sensitevity screen with 90 billions collor .......... i will not buy an iphone ever bec. of 1 thing his operating system is BAD and unproductive a big lie... so why i do not go to android or WP7 or even new symbian^3 (Anna) bec. of games and it is from apple !!! fuck games and apples :D
...Sorry for my loud voice :)

posted on 18 May 2011, 23:19

37. erisrivera (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 May 2011)


haha true that!!!!!

posted on 18 May 2011, 09:48 5

2. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


iPhone needs an UI overhaul not jus little incompetent hardware upgrades..8MP is old school now if Apple wants to stay ahead

posted on 18 May 2011, 09:57 7

3. Kartiel (unregistered)


Even if the change a Volume switch to the other side Apple Fanboys will go ApeShit for it. I stick with my Droid

posted on 18 May 2011, 10:24 1

6. Striker (unregistered)


Hahaha, well Taco, Maco or whatever your name is, stay with yellow korean shitphones with Android and leave the rest of the people buy like crazy the "stupid" Iphone, okay? Nerd!

posted on 18 May 2011, 10:35 1

9. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


geez, someone's a little butt hurt

posted on 18 May 2011, 10:30 2

7. bossmt_2 (Posts: 430; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


With AT&T's LTE being in it's fledgling state and Sprint coming out with LTE in the future, next year's iPhone will be LTE. THis is gonna be better internals and a smoother outside. Like the 3Gs. Apple is following a clear trend, introduce a changed device, refine it, repeat. THough I think Apple is feeling the pressure now from Android I think you'll see them start to do a few more things as far a specs and probably a cheaper entry level iPhone with smaller screen and memory.

posted on 18 May 2011, 12:13

16. america123jeff (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Apr 2011)


reply to this comment and say what you like better Apple/Android and why. also if your answer is Android do you like motorola/samsung/htc/lg

posted on 18 May 2011, 12:21

18. bad dum tssss (unregistered)


so what is it actually being called? iphone 4s.. 4gs... or iphone 5 ?

posted on 18 May 2011, 13:59 1

21. Carlos (unregistered)


I said it before, ill say it again, by the time apple comes out with 4g or 4g LTE, android manufactures will be nearing 5g or almost close to that

Iphone: omg i have 4g now i can join with most android phones!! Wee!

Android: Sry we are almost moving on to the next lvl 5g baby!! sucks to be you. We'll see you in 2 more years that the time it takes apple to upgrade you right?

Iphone: AWWWWW!!well, ill be head to head with you guys in two years!

andoid(side comment): Yeah we will have upgraded by then to another generation.

posted on 18 May 2011, 14:19 2

22. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)


Sorry bro, buy 4G/LTE is what the companies are implementing, it has nothing to do with the phones. I understand what you are saying though. I just can't understand why everyone is on Apple and Android's dick. Why is everyone blowing these OS's and swallowing their wads all day? Here it is plain and simple, both OS's have a dick (phones) and they both blow wads in your face. They both stick equally and taste a little different, but still a wad in your face is a wad in your face.

What i'm trying to say is, your gay and both phones do the same thing, aka cum on your face

posted on 18 May 2011, 16:48

27. URC (unregistered)


lmao!

posted on 18 May 2011, 18:04 1

28. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


We dont even have real 4G Yet, more like 3.5G in the U.S.. B4 you back fire and try to prove me wrong which you wont, show me results of an android getting speeds of 100mbps DAILY! and ANYWHERE.

posted on 18 May 2011, 15:37

25. Su-Rio (Posts: 51; Member since: 05 May 2011)


come out for sprint, and iphone for me... unless same size screen, then android for me!

posted on 18 May 2011, 16:03

26. IOS5 (unregistered)


Don't know yet this news is true?!, Fandroid thought that powerful internal hardware it means the phone it's going to be more fast more powerful lol fandroid remind me windows fan! It's all about OS stabilization and hardware functional in right way with software. ITS APHONE NOT A PC OR MAC!

posted on 18 May 2011, 18:07 1

29. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Awww thee iphone is getting upgraded to something that existed last year...how sweet :) and also i dont get why If*ggs brag about their device since their iphones are mutts, created by different companies, like Sharp with the screen, Samsung with the processor, Sony(Guess) for their camera ect.

posted on 18 May 2011, 19:00

32. lollipop (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


you do know that Megapixels means nothing right? That is why a 5mp camera on the iPhone takes better pics then the camera on the Droid X.

Also Many Windows Mobile phones had 8mp cameras before android ever came out on the G1.

posted on 18 May 2011, 20:57

34. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


MP DO mean Something but its not thw most important. Also im talking about everything not just the camera. Also, Quality Cameras on Iphones is a really stupid idea when you dont have external memory yet you take pictures that take up alot of memory...i think i said that before?

posted on 18 May 2011, 20:55

33. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


So we had dual core phones last year?

posted on 18 May 2011, 20:58

35. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Yes, but they were not out on the market. well in the American market.

posted on 18 May 2011, 23:35

38. samirsshah (Posts: 61; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


Yes. makes sense.

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