The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has placed orders for key iPhone components as it prepares to launch the next model later this year. The new model has no official name, but everyone’s been betting on iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S.
If the WSJ’s reports are correct, the new iPhone will be thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4. How much thinner and lighter remains unclear. Also mentioned is the 8-megapixel camera. It’s also reported that the new handset will run on Qualcomm’s wireless baseband chips.
According to one person who spoke with the Journal, Apple aims to sell 25 million new iPhone by the end of the year. That’s aiming pretty high. However, two others said that delays could happen, explaining that the iPhone 5 / iPhone 4S is “complicated and difficult to assemble.” Apparently, Apple’s devices are so thin that it’s hard for manufacturers to fit all the components into them.