Word is leaking out that Foxconn, the company responsible for the physical production of Apple’s runaway success, the iPhone, has already started receiving orders for a new version of the device.
News of the leak comes from Mobile Reviews editor in chief, Eldar Murtazin, a man who’s proved time and again that he’s in a position to know these kinds of things ahead of time. Murtazin was fairly succinct about the whole affair, simply releasing the news via his Twitter with the very short and eminently quotable,
“Foxconn received order for next generation iPhone.”
This confirms previous comments from some App Store developers whose apps phone home about just what kind of device they’re being run on. Usually this helps to tell whether or not your app has been popular with iPod Touch or iPhone users, which can help target the app better.
Those apps recently began reporting that users were starting to play with them on an iPhone version simply marked 3,1. Given the fact that the iPhone 3G S is the most recently released phone and carries the mark 2,1 the speculation about the new phone has caused a bit of a buzz.
For now, we know next to nothing about the hardware except that Foxconn has already received orders for it, which means that production is already beginning to move. We’ll keep you updated as and when we learn more about the upcoming device.