Leaked photos from Foxconn Brazil show new 'N90A' iPhone 4 model

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in iPhone edited January 2014
Newly released photos, allegedly leaked from a Foxconn factory in Brazil, depict a new iPhone model codenamed "N90A," that is believed to be a cheaper version of the iPhone 4 to will be announced next week.



Gizmodo's local Brazilian site claims it "got one of their men inside" the Apple manufacturer's facility and took photos of an alleged new model in production.



The photos do not appear to show any external differences to the device, but, according to a quality control form from the factory, the new iPhone model being produced there is classified as "N90A." Apple's iPhone 4 was reportedly codenamed "N90," while the CDMA version of the handset was said to have been dubbed the "N92." Recent reports have claimed that Apple has added an "N90A" model to its inventory system.



The form also shows that the devices in question did not pass Apple's stringent quality control.



Speculation has arisen that the "N90A" will be a cheaper version of the iPhone separate from a next-generation smartphone also expected to be announced next week. A brand new device would likely require a new number, rather than the simple addition of an "A." Some have suggested that the pictured device could represent a cheaper 8GB model of the current iPhone 4.



Last week, Apple sent out invitations to a "Let's talk iPhone" press event scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 4. The event will presumably feature the unveiling of Apple's next generation iPhone.



Alongside a new device, Apple has traditionally continued to sell a cheaper model of the previous generation. In fact, the iPhone 3GS has continued to sell well, with one recent report noting the device as AT&T's second strongest selling handset.









Parts allegedly for the fifth-generation iPhone that were marked by the codename "N94" surfaced this summer.



Conflicting reports have disagreed on whether Apple plans to introduce an "iPhone 5" with a new design or an "iPhone 4S" that would feature the same externals as the iPhone 4 with new and improved internals. But, references to an iPhone 4S have been uncovered in an iTunes beta, providing further evidence supporting assertions that Apple will make minimal changes to the appearance of the device.







On the other hand, silicone sleeves sporting a new design for the "iPhone 5" have reportedly arrived at some AT&T retail stores. Also, leaked photos of AT&T's inventory system show entries for several iPhone 5 cases from Case-Mate.



Foxconn has been working closely with Brazilian officials to set up production facilities for Apple's devices in the country. However, Reuters noted last week that negotiations for a $12 billion investment from the contract manufacturer may have stalled. Brazil's Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Aloizio Mercadante had said in September that the first iPads produced at the factory would arrive by December.
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  • Reply 1 of 80
    Well, according the the iTunes beta strings the iPhone 4S is going to be called N94AP



  • Reply 2 of 80
    charlitunacharlituna Posts: 7,174member
    Contracts have been stalled, so doesn't that strongly suggest that there is no Apple production in Brazil, meaning that no one could snap a pic of anything Apple in said factory, making the photos bogus.



    Then again Giz has to do something since they are banned for life from all things Apple so am I shocked they would make claims about the source of something, nope.
  • Reply 3 of 80
    In other words, nobody knows what Apple is going to release.



    Playing the guessing game is ridiculous.
  • Reply 4 of 80
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,360member
    So this Brazilian Foxconn factory making cheaper iPhones seems to just be another source of leaks. How can anybody even take a picture inside of the factory and snap pictures of iPhones? Which moron is in charge of security there?



    Foxconn needs to think like a druglord. Have everybody fully searched before they enter the factory and make them pass through metal detectors. That way, nobody would be able to even enter with a phone, camera or any other device. And If they really want to be secure, then have everybody who works there strip and work naked, like a bunch of women counting money for a drug cartel. That would keep security tight. Factory workers are not to be trusted.
  • Reply 5 of 80
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by scotty321 View Post


    Playing the guessing game is ridiculous.



    Quite the opposite.



    What better on a dreary Sunday?
  • Reply 6 of 80
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    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    And If they really want to be secure, then have everybody who works there strip and work naked,



    If we did this in North America it might solve our obesity and fitness problem.
  • Reply 7 of 80
    conradjoeconradjoe Posts: 1,887member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post


    Contracts have been stalled, so doesn't that strongly suggest that there is no Apple production in Brazil, meaning that no one could snap a pic of anything Apple in said factory, making the photos bogus.






    No, not quite.



    The problem, as presented in recent press reports, is not with contracts, but rather, that Foxconn hasn't agreed to abide by certain federal regulatory requirements.



    And that applies to their new iPad factory.



    My guess is that the iPhone is being produced in a different factory. Anybody here know how much production Foxconn does in Brazil currently?
  • Reply 8 of 80
    What kind of rubbish is this? Foxconn are not building anything yet in Brazil. How can they even leak a photo is beyond me!
  • Reply 9 of 80
    conradjoeconradjoe Posts: 1,887member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    work naked, like a bunch of women counting money for a drug cartel.



    The beautiful naked chicks are the ones cutting the product.



    The money gets counted by the ugly middle aged guys in the dark little room.
  • Reply 10 of 80
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by einsteinbqat View Post


    What kind of rubbish is this? Foxconn are not building anything yet in Brazil. How can they even leak a photo is beyond me!



    Rumor debunked by foxconn insider einsteinbqat!!
  • Reply 11 of 80
    conradjoeconradjoe Posts: 1,887member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by einsteinbqat View Post


    What kind of rubbish is this? Foxconn are not building anything yet in Brazil. How can they even leak a photo is beyond me!



    I wasn't sure, so I looked it up:







    "Brazil

    All existing and currently planned Foxconn facilities in the South American continent are located in Brazil,[36] including mobile phone factories in Manaus and Indaiatuba as well as production bases in Jundiai, Sorocaba, and Santa Rita do SapucaÃ*.[37] The company is considering more investments in Brazil.[8]"



    It looks like Foxconn might build huge amounts of stuff in Brazil.
  • Reply 12 of 80
    Are they? None are build so far. When you read the references to what the wiki writes about, you realise that they are talking about the 12-billion-dollar plan to build manufacturing factories in Brazil.



    In April, Foxconn (Hon Hai) announced their plans to invest 12 billion dollars in Brazil to increase its production capacities. However, the deal is stalling because Foxconn and the government of Brazil can't agree on the terms of the invest. Nothing is signed yet, so nothing can be built or produced. Therefore there is no way that a picture can leak from Brazil.



    And in addition to that, the factories in Brazil are meant for the iPad. So the iPhone thing in Brazil doesn't stand ground.



    http://www.forbes.com/sites/mobiledi...ct-production/



    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...78S4O420110929



    (Also, my first post was not directed to ConradJoe, but was a reaction to the silliness of the news article.)
  • Reply 13 of 80
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    Foxconn needs to think like a druglord. Have everybody fully searched before they enter the factory and make them pass through metal detectors. That way, nobody would be able to even enter with a phone, camera or any other device. And If they really want to be secure, then have everybody who works there strip and work naked, like a bunch of women counting money for a drug cartel. That would keep security tight. Factory workers are not to be trusted.



  • Reply 14 of 80
    eehdeehd Posts: 137member
    ....Unapproved because of "lentes manchados"?!?...Stained lenses?
  • Reply 15 of 80
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post


    If we did this in North America it might solve our obesity and fitness problem.



    Nah, Americans have no sense of shame.
  • Reply 16 of 80
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Newly released photos, allegedly leaked from a Foxconn factory in Brazil, depict a new iPhone model codenamed "N90A," that is believed to be a cheaper version of the iPhone 4 to will be announced next week. ...



    This is just more reason to hate the childish assholes that work at Gizmodo and everything they claim to stand for (selfishness, hatred, stupidity, irresponsibility, etc.)
  • Reply 17 of 80
    conradjoeconradjoe Posts: 1,887member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post


    This is just more reason to hate the childish assholes that work at Gizmodo and everything they claim to stand for (selfishness, hatred, stupidity, irresponsibility, etc.)





    @Wow!~ What a bizarre thing to claim!@



    Why did they do that?
  • Reply 18 of 80
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by einsteinbqat View Post


    Are they? None are build so far. When you read the references to what the wiki writes about, you realise that they are talking about the 12-billion-dollar plan to build manufacturing factories in Brazil.



    In April, Foxconn (Hon Hai) announced their plans to invest 12 billion dollars in Brazil to increase its production capacities. However, the deal is stalling because Foxconn and the government of Brazil can't agree on the terms of the invest. Nothing is signed yet, so nothing can be built or produced. Therefore there is no way that a picture can leak from Brazil.



    And in addition to that, the factories in Brazil are meant for the iPad. So the iPhone thing in Brazil doesn't stand ground.



    http://www.forbes.com/sites/mobiledi...ct-production/



    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...78S4O420110929



    (Also, my first post was not directed to ConradJoe, but was a reaction to the silliness of the news article.)



    Sounds like they have factories that produce phones currently to me.



    "All existing....including mobile phone factories in Manaus and Indaiatuba as well as production bases in Jundiai, Sorocaba, and Santa Rita do SapucaÃ*."-wiki
  • Reply 19 of 80
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,382member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ConradJoe View Post


    @Wow!~ What a bizarre thing to claim!@



    Why did they do that?



    Off his meds I think
  • Reply 20 of 80
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,382member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post


    Nah, Americans have no sense of shame.



    Nothing like a good broad brush stroke eh?
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