Fresh evidence has surfaced that a cheaper iPhone will be among Apple’s launch line-up next week, after listings for what appear to be revamped iPhone 4 smartphones cropped up on Apple’s internal inventory.
SKU numbers, which are a kind of catalogue number particular to a company, for two handsets have been unearthed by 9to5Mac. And interestingly, the ‘N90A’ number differs only slightly from the ‘N90’ code that was used for the iPhone 4.
That suggests to us that the iPhone 5 really could be the disappointing iterative update that some industry types are predicting.
Or it may be that the ‘N90A’ is the cheaper smartphone Apple is reputed to be planning, aka the handset tech watchers have informally dubbed the iPhone 4S, which is rumoured to be released along with a more substantial upgrade in the form of the iPhone 5.
Apple is expected to keep the cost of a cheaper phone under control by recycling parts from the iPhone 4, such as the A4 processor and the 3.5-inch high-density retina display.
Conversely, the iPhone 5’s mooted spec sheet takes in the same brawny, dual core processor that features in the iPad 2, as well as an eight-megapixel snapper and a four-inch screen.
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