Next Generation of the iPhone Coming in September

By Bizclik Editor

 

Rumours are circling in the tech world that the next generation of the iPhone is on its way.

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that tech giant Apple has ordered key parts for a thinner, lighter iPhone that is expected to be available by the end of September. People close to the matter told the WSJ that the new iPhone will have an improved eight-megapixel camera and will operate on Qualcomm Inc.’s wireless chips. Not much else is known about the newest edition of one of the world’s most popular smartphones.

Typically Apple releases a new smartphone each June but it is believed that Apple’s delay of its normal release is a result of the Japanese disaster that has halted production on many of the iPhone’s integral components, including ones from Taiwan-based assembler Hon Hai.

READ RELATED STORIES FROM THE WDM CONTENT NETWORK
Google Docs App Introduced on Android
Samsung and Google Introduce Chromebook
Ergon Energy Hopes to Save Millions with Google Tool
Read the latest edition of Business Review Australia!

Hon Hai Chairman Terry Guo said in June that the yield rate of Apple’s touch-screen devices hasn't been productive enough and has hurt its profitability. "The touch-screen devices are so thin. It's really difficult to install so many components into the iPhones and iPads," Gou said. "We hope to raise the yield rate and volume in the second half, which will help improve our gross margin."

Apple said in June that a new version of its mobile operating system would be available this fall fueling assumptions that the newest iPhone would also be introduced at the same time.

The iPhone comprised about half of the company's $24.7 billion in revenue in the quarter ended March 26.

Share

Featured Articles

Hybrid live event shaping the future of Sustainability & ESG

Sustainability LIVE London returns for a two-day, multi-track conference programme featuring inspirational ESG speakers, debates and discussions

Nine must-attend sustainability events for business leaders

From London to Abu Dhabi, Singapore to San Diego, these sustainability-focused events are designed to help business leaders action their ESG goals

Daniel Weise of BCG on new supply chain and procurement book

Daniel Weise, global leader of Boston Consulting Group’s procurement business line, on the timely publication of his new book, Profit From The Source

Attract and retain talent with flexible working and benefits

Human Capital

Nurturing the next generation of women leaders in Africa

Leadership & Strategy

5 Mins With: Cybersecurity expert Ariel Parnes of Mitiga

Technology