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

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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iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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!

4. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

5. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 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

8. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 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

11. williee unregistered

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

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?

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.

15. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

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

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.

19. Allday28

Posts: 340; Member since: Nov 19, 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..

14. america123jeff

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 14, 2011

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

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

31. lollipop

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

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!!!

24. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 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.

30. ahmedra2ol

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 01, 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 :)

37. erisrivera

Posts: 7; Member since: May 18, 2011

haha true that!!!!!

2. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

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

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

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!

9. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

geez, someone's a little butt hurt

7. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 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.

16. america123jeff

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 14, 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

18. bad dum tssss unregistered

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

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.

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

27. URC unregistered


28. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 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.

25. Su-Rio

Posts: 51; Member since: May 05, 2011

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

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!

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