Rumor: iPhone 4S to Boast A5 Chip, 8MP Camera, and Integrated SIM?

A report published by DigiTimes suggests that the new iPhone 4S could be headed our way by as early as September. This next-generation iPhone will reportedly boast Apple’s A5 chip, a crystal clear 8 MP camera, and an integrated SIM that would remove the need for an external SIM card slot. The A5 chip can be found inside the iPad 2, but there is currently no iOS device that comes close to having an 8 MP camera; the runner-up is the iPhone 4, which has a 5 megapixel camera.

Production of iPhone 4S will begin in August and the earliest launch may be in September. All the 3G and CDMA chips for iPhone 4S will be supplied by Qualcomm and the rear camera will be upgraded to a 8-megapixel resolution model with OmniVision Technologies and Taiwan-based Largan Precision to supply image sensors and lens kits respectively, the sources indicated.

DigiTimes also mentions that iPhone 4 supplies are currently lower than originally projected, which makes these rumors more plausible. Furthermore, this report closely resemble my own predictions that I made just last week with regards to the next iPhone, asides from a WWDC 2011 announcement.


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