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Source: Foxconn Receives Order for Next iPhone

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 26 comments

Foxconn has reportedly received an order for the next iteration of Apple's iPhone.

While AT&T is busy making vague statements about introducing "incentives" to encourage iPhone users to reduce their data usage, Apple is reportedly busy making a completely new iPhone.

I'll give you a few minutes to get over the shock.

Editor in chief of Mobile Review, Eldar Murtazin, today tweeted, "Foxconn received order for next generation iphone." Dubbed "the ultimate insider when it come to all things mobile" by Engadget, Murtazin is a trusted source in the mobile industry and the timing (assuming a mid-2010 launch) does seem to fit.

Late last month certain application developers who log usage statistics found that an iPhone identifying itself as version 3,1 has been running current apps. iPhone developer Pandav told MacRumors that its iBART public transportation for San Francisco guide is reporting usage from an iPhone 3,1.

Apple refers to the first iPhone as 1,1 and the 3G as 1,2, signifying feature set upgrade with a similar class-CPU. The iPhone 3GS got bumped to 2,1 thanks to a massive CPU upgrade.

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    logitic , December 10, 2009 7:30 PM
    Foxconn makes MSI, Asus, and otherboards too mate. They actually make allot of stuff. Next time when you pull your motherboard out, you very well may see Foxconn stamped on it some where. So don't say their boards are crappy :p 
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    sstym , December 10, 2009 7:21 PM
    And AT&T exclusivity contract with Apple ends in 2010.
    hmmm... I wonder what Luke Wilson will have to say next year.

    "Only AT&T is one of many carriers offering the iPhone"
    "Verizon begins with the letter V. And has more 3G coverage. And doesn't whine about smartphone users actually using the bandwidth"
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    Pei-chen , December 10, 2009 7:21 PM
    Excellent (channeling Mr. Burns). I was planning to get a 3GS in January when my contract with AT&T is up but plenty of people have talked me into waiting for the new iPhone.

    Hopefully the new iPhone will be way better than 3GS which is way better than original and 3G.
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    lifelesspoet , December 10, 2009 7:23 PM
    Mid 2010, thats when my Alltel contract is up.
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    nonxcarbonx , December 10, 2009 7:24 PM
    Foxconn makes apple gear? That explains why my Foxconn Renaissance motherboard is so crappy!
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    logitic , December 10, 2009 7:30 PM
    Foxconn makes MSI, Asus, and otherboards too mate. They actually make allot of stuff. Next time when you pull your motherboard out, you very well may see Foxconn stamped on it some where. So don't say their boards are crappy :p 
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    ayric , December 10, 2009 8:04 PM
    I know the picture is someone's best guess, but I really hope they don't make them any thinner than they are now. Unless they put in OLED so I can accidentally sit on the thing and not shatter it.
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    marcusmurphy , December 10, 2009 8:18 PM
    gutpunchYeah but Foxconn is notorious for crapy workmanship. Failboat steaming towards Apple on this one.


    Foxconn is the second largest PCB Assembly manufacturer in the world and build many many boards for different customers. They have contracts with IBM, Dell, HP, Acer, Apple, Asus, MSI, Gigabyte... to name a few. I think you need to get your facts straight...
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    Jerky_san , December 10, 2009 8:39 PM
    Lets hope no one kills themselves over this one..
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    deforrest , December 10, 2009 8:41 PM
    Quote:
    Unless they put in OLED so I can accidentally sit on the thing and not shatter it.


    It will short the battery and explode like other Iphones. By then thay will have passed healthcare reform so you will be forced to have health insurance.
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    ben850 , December 10, 2009 8:42 PM
    Haven't heard much from FoxConn as of late, but they used to be FTW back in the day :) 
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    kravmaga , December 10, 2009 9:08 PM
    deforrestIt will short the battery and explode like other Iphones. By then thay will have passed healthcare reform so you will be forced to have health insurance.


    This kind of insinuation does nothing but spread disinformation around. Prismatic lithium polymer cells like those in the iphones and all other cell phones cannot explode because they simply cannot hold enough pressure and neither can the non-hermetical shells of the phones. In the worst catastrophic failure scenario, you'll need to duct-tape the phone to yourself to cause anything other than superficial injury.
    In comparison, the cylindrical 18650 lithium ion cells in laptop batteries packs are way way more dangerous and while they do contain high energy density, they have no way to release it anywhere close to fast enough to be considered an explosive hazard.
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    deforrest , December 10, 2009 9:23 PM
    Ok. Maby I should have just asked if it would run crysis. My bad.
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    dhowie , December 10, 2009 9:28 PM
    Foxconn is awesome, you maybe be upset over a product or two, but you obviously have no idea how much stuff everyone uses on daily basis that they manufacture.
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    dhowie , December 10, 2009 9:36 PM
    sstymAnd AT&T exclusivity contract with Apple ends in 2010.hmmm... I wonder what Luke Wilson will have to say next year."Only AT&T is one of many carriers offering the iPhone""Verizon begins with the letter V. And has more 3G coverage. And doesn't whine about smartphone users actually using the bandwidth"


    Actually Verizon does, hence why they threw a cap on monthly bandwidth. I refuse to use ATAT or Verizon. I have excellent Sprint Service here though and I only pay about $50 for unlimited data, unlimited messaging, unlimited talk to ANY mobile. Nights at 7 (dont you pay extra for that lol) 450 anytime minutes to non mobiles. Normally this would run for about 70 on sprint, or 100+ on other networks, but i get a 25% discount for sprint. Ultimately though everyone has better service in particular areas, and I know in some areas even sprints network lacks.

    "One of the big U.S. wireless carriers has finally admitted that its "unlimited" data plan is, well, not quite unlimited. CyberNet News scoured Verizon Wireless' most recent terms of service and found a clause that states, in no uncertain terms, that any BroadbandAccess subscriber who uses more than 5GB of data a month on their cell phone or wireless PC card will be unceremoniously kicked off the service.
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    Shadow703793 , December 10, 2009 10:13 PM
    logiticFoxconn makes MSI, Asus, and otherboards too mate. They actually make allot of stuff. Next time when you pull your motherboard out, you very well may see Foxconn stamped on it some where. So don't say their boards are crappy

    Ummm... what? Last time I checked, Foxconn was only making the sockets (remember the problems with the i7 sockets?) and connectors and just the PCB for ASUS,MSI,etc motherboards. I wouldn't really call that making the motherboard.
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    tacoslave , December 10, 2009 10:19 PM
    Shadow703793Ummm... what? Last time I checked, Foxconn was only making the sockets (remember the problems with the i7 sockets?) and connectors and just the PCB for ASUS,MSI,etc motherboards. I wouldn't really call that making the motherboard.

    'agreed
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    brendano257 , December 10, 2009 10:57 PM
    deforrestOk. Maby I should have just asked if it would run crysis. My bad.


    Your bad yet again, they've already ran Crysis on an iPhone through an ATI render farm over wireless. Get some facts first please.
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    Roller_Reactor , December 11, 2009 12:01 AM
    "next generation" != "completely new".
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    exar333 , December 11, 2009 12:32 AM
    Jerky_sanLets hope no one kills themselves over this one..

    Just because they make a lot of boards doesn't make them good. Stick with a quality Taiwan or Japanese board and skip the Chinese crap.
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    rigaudio , December 11, 2009 1:01 AM
    Oh my God another iPhone is being made wow I did not see that coming what an excellent article guys it's really awesome to see stuff like this
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