Foxconn lands orders for Apple 'iPhone'

Apple rumor sites have been fairly quiet about the rumored 'iPhone' lately, but as DigiTimes reports, the Commercial Times has caught wind that Foxconn was selected by Apple to produce the purported music phone. Quoting Taiwanese manufacturers of iPod components, the Chinese-language paper says Foxconn has received orders for 12 million Apple handsets, and that the devices will appear in the first half of next year.

Prior rumors have been a little more specific about the release time frame, with some even claiming that Apple will introduce the so-called 'iPhone' at the next Macworld Expo, which will take place on January 8-12 in San Francisco. The iPhone is said to feature a 2.2" display, a 3.0MP camera, an iPod nano-like form factor, and full iTunes integration. That Apple should choose Foxconn to manufacture the device is no surprise, since the Taiwanese company is already responsible for making Apple's iPod music players.

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