The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is readying a thinner, lighter iPhone with an eight megapixel camera and a Qualcomm wireless baseband chip for a September launch.
While the rumours are in lock-step with previous murmurings about the next-gen iPhone, the report’s likelihood of being true is generally higher given its source, with the WSJ traditionally being a source for ‘official’ Apple leaks.
Sony is largely expected to be providing the eight megapixel sensor for the iPhone 5’s improved camera, while Qualcomm – instead of Intel’s Inferion division, who manufactures the current chip – will provide the wireless chips.
The Journal also drops an interesting titbit about the phone’s release, claiming a ‘person briefed on Apple’s product plans’ believes the company had intended to release the iPhone 5 in June, but couldn’t ready the product in time, primarily because iPhone assembler Foxconn couldn’t improve its production yield rate.
And, apparently the company is ‘experimenting with a new way of charging the phone’. Whatever could that be?