Gizmodo Brazil managed to get a hold of a purported iPhone 4s from within a Brazilian Foxconn factory and he hardware itself looks just about identical to the iPhone 4 that exists today, there’s a new SKU that’s leading to understandable speculation. The N90A model number that popped up has certainly emerged before, but where things really get interesting is the reprovado labeling and these particular phones won’t be hitting any shelves anytime soon though, they didn’t meet Apple’s manufacturing standards……………….
Gizmodo Brazil has published photos, which they claim are of the cheaper 8GB iPhone 4 that Apple is expected to introduce along with iPhone 5/iPhone 4S at the Let’s Talk iPhone event and the purported 8GB iPhone 4 is marked with codename N90A, whereas the internal codename of the current generation iPhone 4 is N90, which suggests that the 8GB iPhone 4 will come with only minor modifications. Since the launch of iPhone 3GS, Apple has typically introduced a cheaper version of the previous generation iPhone with lower storage capacity as the new entry level iPhone, which is sold for $99 with a 2-year contract. So Apple is widely expected to launch a $99 iPhone 4 with 8GB storage capacity to replace the 8GB iPhone 3GS along with a 16GB and 32GB iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 and potentially even a 64GB model this year. However, the news that Apple might launch iPhone 4S rather than a redesigned iPhone 5, which will come with upgraded internals but won’t feature an all new design doesn’t seem to have gone down to well with many readers. Gizmodo reports:
Our Brazilian brothers, Gizmodo.com.br, got their hot little hands on a few photos of a new iPhone, to be announced next week. How? Well, there’s a Foxconn factory in Brazil, and Pedro & co got one of their men inside.
Inside, they found a new-SKU iPhone that looks just like the old iPhone 4.
Most of these photos don’t look like anything special—just snapshots of a familiar face. But when you get to the last one, a picture of a Foxconn Brazil quality control form, you’ll notice something strange: a different model number, N90A. This has already been rumored to represent a cheaper version of the iPhone4.
These particular phones won’t be hitting any shelves anytime soon though—they didn’t meet Apple’s manufacturing standards. Gizmodo Brazil editor-in-chief Pedro Burgos tells us that, though the note scribbled in the “