Leaked photos reveal cheaper version of Apple iPhone 4 to be introduced Tuesday

Leaked photos reveal cheaper version of Apple iPhone 4 to be introduced Tuesday
Gizmodo's Brazilian site was able to get someone inside one of Foxconn's Brazilian factories. The plant (inside the plant) was able to snap pictures of what he alleges is a new Apple iPhone model in the midst of being produced. The phone is code named  "N90A" and indicates that the model is a cheaper version of the current Apple iPhone 4. The GSM version of the Apple iPhone is "N90" while the CDMA variant is "N92". The addition of the "A" on the end of the code would seem to indicate that the model that was pictured is a variant of the GSM flavored Apple iPhone 4.

If "N90A" sounds familiar to you, it is because we recently reported that the code showed up in Apple's inventory system. The code is alleged to represent a lower cost Apple iPhone 4S model that will be separate from the fifth-generation iPhone model expected to be introduced during Apple's press event on Tuesday at its Cupertino campus. The use of the "N90" code shows that this model is not going to be different than the Apple iPhone 4 except for some minor, but important updates, which are represented by the "A" at the end of the code. While some speculate that the Apple iPhone 4S will be a lower priced 8GB model of the current iPhone, others believe that the iPhone 4S will basically look the same as the current model, but will have an upgraded A5 dual-core processor under the hood, and an 8MP camera on back. That would be an improvement over the current single-core A4 processor and the 5MP camera currently on the phone.

Yesterday, we told you that some information found hidden in the current beta version of iTunes revealed a reference to an Apple iPhone 4S. iPhone 4S covers have also apparently been received by AT&T along with cases for the iPhone 5. It looks more and more as though Apple will introduce both an Apple iPhone 4S and an Apple iPhone 5 on Tuesday. In the meantime, the phones that were the subject of the photographs taken inside the Foxconn factory turned out to be rejects, unable to pass Apple's strict requirements.

source: Gizmodo via AppleInsider


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30 Comments

1. iphoneBOGO unregistered

but the iphone is just one phone but the iphone is like a ferrari and cost so much more than android phones that's why it doesn't sell as well but. . . /s

3. Allday28

Posts: 335; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

you make no sense at all!!

5. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Here I'm a translator. He said: the iPhone is high end like a ferrari while android can be both high and low end a KIA or a buggatti. So android sells more.

23. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

BOGO in my local dialect means DUMB

2. xfgbdf

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

iit looks the same...

6. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

um thats kinda the point...

7. xfgbdf

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

than why the hell did it take this long

13. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

um this is just one of two phones... read some articles... and btw do u know at all how apple works? they want it to take long so they can get as much money as possible...

19. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

It's part of Apple's marketing strategy. The iPhone 4S can't be launched until the iPhone 5 is launched. Remember when the iPad2 came out and Apple discounted the iPad 1 by $100 so both the iPad 2 and iPad 1 would sell as part of its marketing strategy (btw, when the iPad 3 comes out, I bet the discount on existing iPad 2 will be $50 as opposed to $100). In summary, Apple wants the biggest bang for its marketing buck -- getting iPhone 5 sales, attracting sales for the 4S and clearing out the inventory for the 4 all in one move.

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

please don't change the design on the iPhone 5 :( you can make the 4S look like an iPod but not the 5 I like how the 4 Looked like

8. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I would like to see a bigger screen and a smaller bezel. A 3.8 inch screen and a small bezel is good.

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

That would Be good but the shape, the way the 4 looks is nice

10. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Hopefully they could keep the srexy shape while slightly bumping the screen size.

21. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

From what I have seen rumor-wise, if you want the iPhone 4 form factor, your phone will be the 4S. Same form factor, but up-graded specs (chipset (RAM+CPU+GPU) from the iPad 2 and maybe an 8Mp camera on the rear). IF there is an iPhone 5 (and I am amazed at how there has been almost 0 credible leaks about the iPhone 5 in the week before the presser), it will have the form factor of a tapered iPod Touch with a 4+ inch screen and 8Mp camera. The only thing that makes me think there will be an iPhone 5 is the rumors of cases for the iPhone 5 arriving at AT&T, VZW and Sprint stores.

11. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

LoL gizmodo does it again,

30. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Brazil FTW. I cant believe they exported a Ifactory to Brazil. I need to check that place out when I go home to visit next year.

12. L3610n

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 01, 2011

If it is the 4S then my guess was right on the money.

14. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

It's not all about the megapixels! My Samsung Conquer 4g is 3.2 & takes way better shots then some 5 plus shooters! Just saying the megapixel thing in some ways has become a gimmick. Yes there 8 will be better if there improving other things with the camera besides just upping the number. Otherwise most people wouldn't notice a difference..

15. Rafael Lima unregistered

If apple produce iPhone here in Brazil our R$1800 = US$ 890 iPhone 4 16gb will get cheaper.

16. Michael V. unregistered

I don't care what the change is... I personally like ios.. I'm not saying it's better or worse than android... I can't wait for tuesday so the rumor mill will be temporarily closed... Lol

17. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

A cheaper iphone would sell just like the regular iphone sells but I think it will still have trouble putting a significant dent in the market share acquired by Android. The main reason is because components and software for android is just incredibly cheap. Even a cheaper iphone could not match it well enough. And then you have other software like Win Phone, which will add fuel to the fire. this is going to be a very interesting next couple of months because the outcome of this upcoming season will probably determine a great deal over the next year.

18. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

"The main reason is because components and software for android is just incredibly cheap. " Not true any more. Samsung like HTC is paying royalties per handset to Microsoft over patent infrigment issues.

20. iPhone4Ass unregistered

Let see how many people will upgrade or downgrade from their iPhone 4 :P iPhoneforass lol

22. Yphone unregistered

Taco and Gallito and other iphone fans........This is a classified and inside information.. On Oct 4th Apple will first launch the ios 5 and with it the apple iphone 4S......And as the day will progress and other apple produts like 5th gen ipods will be announced and then all of a sudden the screen will go blank and This message will appear "One more thing" And then Steve Jobs or Tim Cook will emerge and will say "Lets Talk Iphone" And there they will announce the iphone 5 with out of the world features and looks. Trust me iphone 5 will blow away everyone's mind.....even android fans will fall and praise it..... Samsung galaxy s2 meet your daddy on 4th.......

26. jacko unregistered

yawn!!! is**t will have old specs and non revolutionary os as always

28. lankymrbrown09

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

Funny

25. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

Interesting; I wonder if Apple has to launch a watered down 4S because the iPhone 5 is not a significant enough upgrade to the iPhone 4 to justify a large price differential. If this is the case, current iPhone 4's may prove a good buy opportunity...once prices drop.

27. stevewin785 unregistered

You will get what Apple gives you, and you will like it! Can't wait to see the people camping out in front of stores to buy this "new" phone!

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Apple doesn't make cheap products

31. Zark Muckerberg unregistered

reprovado (disapproved)....sounds about right

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