Report: Apple ‘iPhone’ coming early 2007, to feature built-in 2MP camera

“While speculation regarding Apple Computer’s upcoming iPhone continues to circulate, a recent research report from BNP Paribas revealed that certain Taiwan component makers will be major beneficiaries,” Kung-Tien Huang and Esther Lam report for DigiTimes.

“BNP noted that shipments of an iPhone equipped with a 2-megapixel camera is slated for launch in the second quarter of next year. Annual shipments should total about 5-6 million units,” DigiTimes reports.

“Taiwan component makers will start shipping mechanical components for the iPhone in the first quarter of 2007 but initial revenue benefits will be limited, as only one model has been planned,” DigiTimes reports.

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“According to the report, Foxconn will begin delivering the phones to Apple out of its Fushikang manufacturing facility at run rate of 500,000 to 600,000 per month beginning in February,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.

“Apple will also reportedly tap long-time iPod casing manufacturer Catcher Technology to mold and manufacturer the phone’s exterior housing. In recent years, Catcher has supplied casings for Apple’s aluminum iPod mini and, most recently, its second-generation clip-on iPod shuffle player,” Jade reports.

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29 Comments

  1. No doubt whatever they come out with will be superbly, elegantly designed, but I am (probably nievely) hoping it’s more than just a nice phone with iTunes and the usual add-ons (camera, etc.) I’m looking for a game-changing phone. A phone that changes the rules, that rocks the landscape. A phone with WiFi capabilities that can could use Skype in addition to regular cellular technologies, or the long dreamed-about video-phone, perhaps using iChat AV. Come on Apple, you’re the ones who can do this! The world is hungering for another revolution….

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