It looks as though we finally have some sort of official confirmation regarding when users can expect the Apple’s unlocked iPhone 4 (GS) to go into production. It looks as though they will be going into production at some point in August, and then you can bet that the launch will come at some point in September. A number of analysts have already stated that they believed that this would be the path that Apple would take, given their problems with the production of other devices and the current state of the market.
The first source to report this was digitimes. This is good news for users who wanted the device to be released this summer. While it may not be released at the time that most thought that it would be, a September release is still a bit earlier than some estimates that have been thrown out there. The new device, the iPhone 4S as it will be named will have a new rear camera that will be upgraded to the eight mega pixel resolution and will also have a number of image sensors and a new lens kit built in.
Apple currently has over two million iPhone 4’s in circulation and they will be cutting back on the production of those devices soon if they are planning for the release of the next version sometime in the future. The second quarter production of the iPhone 4 was at 17.5 to 18 million units, with a current inventory of over 20 million units in total. It will certainly be interesting to see how the new iPhone performs. Some have compared this release to the release of the iPhone 3GS following the release of the iPhone 3G. Rather than a new version, it appears that it will be more of an upgrade over the previous version of the device and will address a number of key issues that users have had with the iPhone 4 unlocked since it was first released.