A new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests that Apple will reveal not one, but two new iPhones this year.
One would be based on GSM/UMTS standard that powers AT&T’s network, while another would be compatible with CDMA, the standard used by Verizon. The announcement would come in June or July, when Apple normally announces new iPhone models.
According to the WSJ, two different manufacturers will make the two different iPhones. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. will develop the GSM model, as it has done for the previous three versions, while Pegatron Technology Corp. (a subsidiary of ASUSTeK) will build the CDMA version. Production of the CDMA version is scheduled to start in September.
Engadget has received reports that the next generation iPhone will be called the iPhone HD.
It will be based on the A4-family CPU system (meaning it would be part of the same CPU family as the iPad).
The resolution would be doubled to 960×640.
It would sport a second front-facing camera.
It would support third-party multitasking.