Is Apple going to release only an updated iPhone 4 at its media event Tuesday? Tech news website Gizmodo has reported that it has come across a new version of the iPhone 4 in Brazil, where a factory of Foxconn, one of Apple’s suppliers, is located.
The website reported that Foxconn’s Brazilian staff gained access to photos of the new Apple smartphone that will be announced Tuesday in their factory. The staff also found a new iPhone that looks similar to the current iPhone 4.
“When you get to the last photo, a picture of a Foxconn Brazil quality control form, you’ll notice something strange: a different model number, N90A. This has already been rumored to represent a cheaper version of the iPhone 4,” the site reported.
But Gizmodo said that the iPhones in the photo are not likely to be sold as they failed to meet the manufacturing standards of Apple. The phone was marked “reprovado” (disqualified) and Gizmodo Brazil’s editor in chief Pedro Burgos said that it failed to meet Apple’s standard because of stained camera lenses.
Consumers who have been waiting to grab the new Apple handset for a long time, but have been held back because of budget restraints might have the chance very soon. The new iPhone 4S has been said to be a cheaper version of the iPhone 4. It seems like Apple is ready to take on the budget phone market with this release.