BGR has published high resolution photos of several parts, which it claims are from the next generation iPhone, unofficially dubbed iPhone 5S.
Sharp, one of Apple’s display partners is going to start manufacturing LCD panels for the next generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 5S in June at its Kameyama Plant No. 1 in Japan, according to a report from Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
Earlier in the month, Wall Street Journal reported that Apple plans to start production of the next iPhone, dubbed iPhone 5S this quarter, indicating that it may be gearing up for a possible summer launch.
As a follow up to that report, WSJ now claims that Foxconn, Apple’s manufacturing partner in China, is going on a hiring spree after the post-holiday freeze to ramp up production for Apple’s new iPhone.
Japanese parts vendor, iLab Factory, has published photos, which they claim are parts of the next generation iPhone.
The photos show a flex cable for the device’s home button, a second flex cable housing the vibrator and volume/mute controls and also a third flex cable that appears to house the device’s front camera.
Apple’s naming convention for the iPhone has been quite predictable over the last few years. Since the launch of iPhone 3G, Apple has introduced an “S” model every other year.
And since Apple launched iPhone 5 last year, it is now widely expected to next generation iPhone dubbed “iPhone 5S” later this year.
It has been widely rumored that Apple will launch the next generation iPhone in July or August.
Wall Street Journal now reports that Apple will start production of the new iPhone this quarter, indicating that it may be gearing up for a possible summer launch.
A new patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today reveals Apple has been working on an iPhone with flexible wraparound display.
In the patent application, Apple has proposed a mobile device, which appears to be the iPhone with the Phone app icon etc. using a wraparound display enclosed within a transparent housing made entirely of glass.