The purported 8GB iPhone 4 is marked with codename N90A, whereas the internal codename of the current generation iPhone 4 is N90, which suggests that the 8GB iPhone 4 will come with only minor modifications.
Gizmodo reports that they got these photos from Foxconn’s factory in Brazil. Gizmodo reports:
The [devices] are basically ready to be delivered, as shown in these photos obtained exclusively. The most interesting: they are a new model, it seems, will have less capacity and is cheaper.
The photo below shows the model number “N90A” and it looks like they weren’t approved due to “stained lenses”:
Since the launch of iPhone 3GS, Apple has typically introduced a cheaper version of the previous generation iPhone with lower storage capacity as the new entry level iPhone, which is sold for $99 with a 2-year contract.
So Apple is widely expected to launch a $99 iPhone 4 with 8GB storage capacity to replace the 8GB iPhone 3GS along with a 16GB and 32GB iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 and potentially even a 64GB model this year. So news of a 8GB iPhone 4 doesn’t come as a surprise to us.
However, the news that Apple might launch iPhone 4S rather than a redesigned iPhone 5, which will come with upgraded internals but won’t feature an all new design doesn’t seem to have gone down to well with many readers.