Source: Foxconn Receives Order for Next 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.

  • sstym
    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"
  • Pei-chen
    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.
  • lifelesspoet
    Mid 2010, thats when my Alltel contract is up.
  • nonxcarbonx
    Foxconn makes apple gear? That explains why my Foxconn Renaissance motherboard is so crappy!
  • logitic
    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
  • ayric
    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.
  • marcusmurphy
    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...
  • Jerky_san
    Lets hope no one kills themselves over this one..
  • deforrest
    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.
  • ben850
    Haven't heard much from FoxConn as of late, but they used to be FTW back in the day :)