9to5Mac reports that Apple will be launching the next generation iPhone code named “N42” at the media event on September 12.
9to5Mac claims that Apple was also working on another iPhone 5 prototype code name “N41”, but seems to have selected “N42” over “N41”. “N41” apparently included an NFC chip.
The report claims that the new iPhone will come with a taller 4-inch display with 1136 x 640 resolution and improved internals.
Apple will be releasing black and white versions and in three storage capacities, which will be available at the same price as iPhone 4S: $199, $299, $399.
Here is the part codes matrix for the new iPhone launch from a source at a well-known U.S. retail chain: N42A-USA -$199, N42B-USA-$199, N42A-USA-$299, N42B-USA-$299, N42A-USA-$399, N42B-USA-$399. A + B signify black and white.
We also understand that this new iPhone N42 will come in the same prices as the iPhone 4S. With this, we speculate that the configurations will remain at the iPhone 4S’s 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities.
9to5Mac also claims that Apple will launch a number of accessories for iPhone 5 including cases, cables and adapters at the event and pre-orders for iPhone 5 will begin soon after the announcement.
Apple sent out invites for the iPhone 5 event earlier in the week. According to rumors, Apple may also launch new iPods at the event.
Will you be pre-ordering your iPhone 5 on September 12?