Apple’s next-generation iPhone is currently nearing production, according to 9to5Mac. The report cites an unnamed source at Foxconn in claiming that various sample devices, which vary slightly from one another, are already floating around. Each device is said to feature a 4-inch or larger display and a unique form factor unlike the iPhone 4 and 4S, though the teardrop-shaped design that was previously reported is nowhere to be found. None of the prototypes are said to feature Apple’s final launch design, but 9to5Mac reports that the next-generation iPhone could be on track for a summer launch. More →
On Monday we reported rumors of a smaller iPhone that is in the works according to The Wall Street Journal, so it only stands to reason that the rumor mill would soon cook up a larger iPhone as well. And wouldn’t you know it… Here we are on Tuesday, just one day later, and hit or miss industry watcher DigiTimes claims to have the inside scoop on the fifth-generation iPhone, which will allegedly feature a 4-inch display. The report cites component suppliers with this unconfirmed information and it’s not overly difficult to envision — especially if The Journal was right and Apple is indeed working on designs that will allow the iPhone’s screen to reach further toward the edges of the device. An iPhone 5 with a 15% larger screen but a case that’s only marginally bigger? We’ll take two, thanks. More →
We’re still waiting on a formal announcement, but considering the Nexus S has already been shown off by Google CEO Eric Schmidt, why not just put it up on the site? Google’s much rumored Nexus One sequel is now live on the company’s site, along with complete specs that include Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) — which also hasn’t yet been formally announced. T-Mobile is listed as the device’s carrier, and integrated VoIP/SIP support is listed as well. Other notable specs include a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 16GB of internal storage, a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera, a secondary front-facing VGA camera for video chat, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, software-based noise cancellation, NFC support and an anti-fingerprint coating on the display. While the Nexus One helped usher in the next generation of Android devices when it launched earlier this year, the Nexus S features specs that are anything but impressive considering the coming onslaught of dual-core devices.
UPDATE: The Nexus S is now official — it launches in the U.S. online and at Best Buy on December 16th, and in the U.K. at Carphone Warehouse on December 20th. Pricing is set at $199 with a two-year T-Mobile contract or $529 unlocked. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →