In the past, Apple has chosen its Worldwide Developers Conference as the place to unveil its new iPhone, but there have been several reports claiming that that'll all change this year. Today Digitimes has corroborated those claims, reporting that Apple has lowered its orders of the iPhone 4 for the second quarter from 20 million units to between 17.5 and 18 million units. The site's sources expect production of the new iPhone, which we've heard may be dubbed the "iPhone 4S," to begin in August, with a launch going down in September at the earliest. Additionally, Digitimes' tipsters claim that the iPhone 4S will feature an 8-megapixel camera supplied by OmniVision and Largan Precision, a rumor we've heard once before.
Unfortunately, while the iPhone 4S may sport an upgraded camera, one thing that it won't have is LTE compatibility, says a separate Digitimes report. This is due to concerns surrounding a possible lack of Qualcomm LTE chips, says the site's sources, which has pushed the debut of an LTE iPhone into 2012.
With all of the different iPhone 5/iPhone 4S reports rolling in, we're really starting to get a good idea of what'll make Apple's next handset tick. A September debut sounds like a pretty safe bet at this point, and most reports have claimed that the device will feature an iPhone 4-like body with a dual-core A5 processor and 8-megapixel camera, perhaps with a redesigned flash. Other possibilities include either a 3.7 or 4-inch display and Sprint/T-Mobile compatibility. So, based on everything we've heard so far, how do you think the next iPhone is shaping up? Do you think a lack of LTE will be a deal breaker?