The leaks just keep coming out about the forthcoming iPhone 4G.
First it was the Gizmodo debacle, then a second, more advanced prototype surfaced in Vietnam. The latest rumors come from Taiwan, citing unnamed sources in Apple’s manufacturing partners. The secretive company has reportedly upped its orders for the device in an effort to avoid the usual waiting lists that accompany releases of the popular smartphone.
But the iPhone 4G will also likely feature double the memory of the previous iteration in an effort to support multitasking, Enterprise Mobile Today reports.
Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturing firm that makes the iPhone for Apple, is preparing to ship 24 million units starting in June, according to a report by the Taiwanese publication Digitimes, which cited sources from Taiwan-based component makers.
With the company gearing up to sell 4.5 million units in June alone, that might alleviate the expected demand from iPhone 3G users whose contracts are up this year. Each iPhone launch has seen more demand than Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) could initially fulfill, resulting in waiting lists.
But there’s even better news for iPhone fans. The redesigned phone will reportedly come with the peppy A4 processor found in the iPad and 512MB of memory, double the amount of memory in previous generations of the iPhone and the iPad. The memory expansion aims to support the multitasking that Apple plans to introduce with iPhone OS 4, according to Digitimes Senior Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.