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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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