White “iPhone 4s” Appears in AT&T’s Internal System
is reporting that they’ve received a screenshot from a tipster that shows an AT&T inventory system with a new listing for an “iPhone 4s White.” Lately, there has been some debate in the media as to how Apple will update the latest iPhone model this season. The rumor mills are widely expecting Apple to release not one, but two new iPhone models in the coming weeks.
The leaked image is notable because, in the photo, all of the current iPhone configurations are already listed in the AT&T system. The iPhone 4 listed with an “s” could simply be a typo, or an overly optimistic inventory worker. Then again, maybe AT&T already knows that the iPhone 4s is about to be announced and they’re just getting their inventory system ready for the new model to drop.
Images of purported iPhone components are regularly leaked from Asia. Some of these components point to a more modest iPhone update. The media has dubbed this model “the iPhone 4S” and it is widely expected to be built around the same iPhone 4 case, but include the latest A5 processor. It is also expected to carry a lower price point than the current iPhone 4. Apple may choose to use this new model to break into the pre-paid cell phone market as well.
Other rumors point to an altogether new case design with evidence popping up from case manufacturers across Asia. This is the model that is expected to carry the iPhone 5 moniker. It is widely expected to include a radical new case design including a new 4-inch screen, A5 processor, 8-megapixel camera and possibly more. It is also expected to be the slimmest iPhone to date.
With October rapidly approaching, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Apple send out a few invitations to their annual September Special Event. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait much longer to find out if Apple is actually going to release two new iPhone models this year. I can’t wait to find out more.