Next Gen iPhone with 5-Megapixel Camera and Apple Tablet Launch in January

Submitted by lalit on December 23, 2009 - 8:40am.

MacRumors is reporting that one iPhone developer has noted a single instance of iPhone OS 4.0 being used in their Pinch Media analytics. Last week, it was reported that Apple has started testing iPhone 4.0 software and earlier this month, Eldar Mutazin, editor in chief of Mobile Review Twitted that Foxconn received orders for next generation iPhone. The two reports clearly indicate that Apple has already started testing next generation iPhone like it did last year before releasing the iPhone 3GS in June 2009.

In another iPhone related news, Digitimes is reporting that OmniVision is expected to see CMOS image sensor (CIS) orders for Apple’s iPhone devices grow to 40-45 million units in 2010 from 20-21 million estimated this year. Digitimes further adds that OmniVision has also secured 5-megapixel CIS orders for the next generation iPhone model, which will hit shelves sometime during the second half of 2010. It is rumored that Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will start on 28th June 2010 and it is very likely that Apple will introduce the next gen iPhone at the event like they have done for past two years.

In Apple tablet news, Financial Times says “Apple is preparing an announcement next month that many anticipate will be the official unveiling of its tablet, but the company has so far declined to confirm the existence of the device. Wall Street analysts expect mass production of an Apple tablet to begin as early as February.”

Our sources say that Apple has already started test production of the tablet and would start mass production as soon as the top-level executives (Steve Jobs) give green light to the tablet. Our sources didn’t have any information about when Apple plans to ship the tablet, but believed that it will ship in first quarter of 2010.