Foxconn will ship 24 million units of Apple’s latest iPhone (the 4G) this year, according to Digitimes (http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20100517VL200.html) senior analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says, citing sources from Taiwan-based component makers. The research group thinks the iPhone 4G will be unveiled on June 7 at Apple’s 2010 Worldwide Developer Conference.
Kuo says the iPhone 4G will adopt IPS (in-plane switching) panels with FFS (fringe-field switching) technology and a 960×640 resolution. By incorporating FFS technology, which enables a wider viewing angle and clearer visual quality under in sunlight, Apple is aiming to improve the handset’s e-book reader features and promote its iBookstore, he adds.
According to DigiTimes, the iPhone 4G will run on the Arm Cortex A8 processor and a 512MB memory module from Samsung Electronics. It will double the memory capacity seen in the iPhone 3GS to take advantage of the multi-tasking capability of the iPhone 4.0 platform, Kuo predicts.