It was rumored that Apple’s manufacturing partner, Pegatron, has started the production for the next-generation iPhone. Although the rumors are yet to be validated, this speculation goes in line with the recent claims that the company will likely to release a new mobile phone this fall.
Pegatron is allegedly expecting orders for Apple’s upcoming handset. This is to make up with the anticipated decline in the original design manufacturer laptop shipments in the third quarter. There were also claims that the Chinese electronics manufacturer has become the second OEM maker of “a new version of iPad.” The said device will see ship a “few million” units in the third quarter of this year.
What Lies Ahead for the Next-Gen iPhone
Apple is expected to follow its current product cycle for iPhone. In relation to this, there were rumors that the company will release the next-generation iPhone this fall, a year after it launched the iPhone 4S.
It was also rumored that the upcoming mobile phone will feature a new aluminum uni-body chassis. This would allow the next-generation iPhone’s display to be thinner than its current glass-on-glass solution. It will also be larger than the current iPhone to accommodate a 4-inch display.
Prior to this, there were claims that Apple’s next-generation iPhone will have 26 percent larger display with 16:9 aspect ratio. Although this is the first time that the company has changed the screen size of their handset, the aspect ratio will enable users to operate the mobile phone using just one hand.
Apple’s upcoming mobile phone will also feature a quad-core processor, which is dubbed as “A6.” Although its clock speed and graphics processing utility were not mentioned, the mobile processor is said to be based on Samsung’s Exynos 4 architecture. The device is also rumored to feature a centered FaceTime camera.
Smaller 19-pin Dock Connector Coming to Next-Gen iPhone
Yesterday, Reuters reported that Apple’s next-generation iPhone will feature a 19-pin port. The new standard will presumably become incompatible with existing Apple accessories, but it will enable Apple to adopt a new product design. This could include larger batteries or smaller form factor.
If that would be the case, Apple should also provide some sort of adaptor to let existing iPhone owners to use their old accessories on the upcoming handset. Moreover, a smaller pin dock could also “make room for the earphone moving to the bottom.”