iMore reports that pre-orders for the device will begin on that same date ahead of the already-rumored first wave of launches on September 21. They also claim that Apple will be holding its media event to introduce the next-generation iPhone on September 12. » Next-Generation iPhone Pre-Orders Planned For September 12
The Wall Street Journal reports that the next generation iPhone will use “in-cell” technology to make the screen thinner. “Japanese liquid-crystal-display makers Sharp Corp. and Japan Display Inc.—a new company that combined three Japanese electronics makers’ display units—as well as South Korea’s LG Display Co. are currently mass producing panels for the next iPhone using so-called in-cell technology, the people said.” This new technology will not only reduced thickness, it would also improve the image quality. » Next iPhone Has Thinner & Higher Quality Screen
Martin Hajek managed to fool the Web when his black iPhone mockups were taken for the real thing. Gizmodo is a good sport and now features his work on a white iPhone mockup, which looks pretty darn good to our eyes. The renderings are inspired by leaked photos and video of what most believe to be the next-generation iPhone’s metal back. Check out after the break for more pictures. » Nice Looking Renders Of Next iPhone In White [Pictures]
Macotakara has posted a video showing a glass panel for the next generation iPhone. In a comparison with the current iPhone Glass Panel it looks like there is about a centimeter difference.
9to5mac posted some images of a comparison between the black and white versions of the next-generation iPhone back. “The black and white coloring is, of course, a trim, and a large portion of the back – as you can see – is made out of metal. We are unsure at this point what purpose this metal serves (or if it is just a stylistic addition), but the metal is definitely present in all of our photos of the device’s back.” Check out more pictures after the break, showing the next-generation iPhone frame & a black next-generation iPhone front glass. » Photos: Black & White Next Generation Metal iPhone Backs, Mini-dock, Taller Screen & Moved Earphone Jack
Digitimes reported that the next generation iPads will be available in 3-4 months. “Makers in the supply chain have started delivering parts and components for the new tablets to OEM contractors while reducing those prepared for iPad 2″. According to the sources the production of the iPad 2 will remain high but will decline in the beginning of 2012. » Next Generation iPads Will Be Available In 3-4 Months
BGR reported that they received some new information from an incredibly solid source of ours. According to our source, Apple will indeed be launching a prepaid / lower cost iPhone this year. We are told the handset will retail for no more than $350 without contract. Ready for the really interesting part? It’s entirely possible that the low-cost iPhone will in fact be the iPhone 3GS. » Apple Will Launch Next-Generation iPhone in Late August & Offers Unsubsidized 3GS For $350