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'N94' iPhone Gains an FCC ID: BCG-E2430A


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As the puzzle of Apple's next-generation iPhone codenamed "N94" begins to come together in the form of what has been dubbed the "iPhone 4S", the latest iOS 5 Beta 7 released earlier this week provides more confirmation that Apple is unsurprisingly moving towards a release.

One of the new files we've been tipped off about included in the latest update is called RegulatoryInfo-N94AP@2x~iphone.png, showing the regulatory data for the N94 iPhone as viewed through Settings > General > About > Regulatory on the device.

According to the new file, the unreleased N94 iPhone has been assigned a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ID of BCG-E2430A. This compares to the BCG-E2380A identifier on the GSM iPhone 4 and the BCG-E2422A identifier on the CDMA iPhone 4.

The device has yet to show up in the FCC's equipment authorization database, although those entries generally do not appear until the day the products are announced. Even then, Apple typically requests that some of the more sensitive documents such as photos of device internals be considered confidential and thus kept from public view for a period of time.

We've seen parts for the N94 and other references in Apple's SDK. That information has suggested the N94 is an A5-based iPhone that looks just like the iPhone 4. The assignment of an FCC ID suggests that Apple is close to bringing the new device to market.

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43 months ago
Hope this means an event is coming soon!
Rating: 6 Votes
43 months ago

Oh boy, I'm all excited. :)

I know this is stupid, but would anyone else find it cool to call the iPhones "N94" 95, 96 and so forth?

I guess I'm bored lol but at least this puts to rest the opinions that the N94 is pure prototype not set for release.


Didn't Nokia already have some phones called the N94 and N95 etc :p
Rating: 3 Votes
43 months ago

When are people going to realize there will NOT be an iPhone 5, it will be the 4S. How may years in a row do we get ourselves pumped up for big things with apple and they only go so far. This will be another year for that. :mad:


When are people going to realize there will NOT be any proof of anything. How many years in a row do we get ourselves pumped up for big things with apple and they only go so far. This MIGHT be another year for that....

There is a reason it's called macRUMORS. Nobody knows, no use getting frustrated. That is unless you are an apple exec telling us that there won't be an iPhone 5.
Rating: 3 Votes
43 months ago

N94 means:

N: New
9: i (9th letter in the alphabet) as in iPhone
4: model number

So N94 means New iPhone 4


Lol, interesting, but, for exemple, N92 was the codename of the CDMA iPhone4, and not of a new iPhone2 :P Maybe N really stands for "New" and 9 for "i" but I think that the last digit is only a progressive number used to distinguish different devices.

Really nice analysis anyway!
Rating: 3 Votes
43 months ago
The Mass Effect lover in me would prefer N7. ;)
Rating: 2 Votes
43 months ago
If the 4S is the only thing announced, Apple has some explaining to do on why it took them so long to update only the camera and CPU.

Then again, could it be that when the 4S is announced, totally revamped LTE iPhone 5 will also be announced to be published later this year?
Rating: 2 Votes
43 months ago
N94 means:

N: New
9: i (9th letter in the alphabet) as in iPhone
4: model number

So N94 means New iPhone 4
Rating: 2 Votes
43 months ago



I think the delay was icloud.


I've always thought they wanted iOS5, iCloud and the iP5 to be released at the same time also. It's just my own personal guess. :)
Rating: 2 Votes
43 months ago

With a 2 year commitment, the iPhone 4 has been $199 since it came out. However, I did see here in PA, that Verizon and AT&T both offer the iPhone4 for only $149 now on a two year contract. So, they have lowered the price in anticipation of the new 4s and 5 coming out (assuming we're getting both).


Thank you, sir!
Rating: 1 Votes
43 months ago

Aha, even more evidence that the next iPhone will look like the iPhone 4 as we have only had evidence of that so far.


I dunno about that. Sure, it might seem that the leaked images have only offered iPhone 4S views, but Apple's pretty good at keeping secrets... or has been.

I think the most solid piece of information was Joshua Topolsky's report on TIMN. He's got some solid sources, probably inside Apple. He could even be one of Apple's unofficial media outlets. Whichever the case, he was the first to report on the iPhone 5 "new" design, and many of the rumors since have indicated that possibility. I have almost full faith in him, and if the iPhone 5 does turn out to be exactly as he says, I'm believing anything he says for iPhone 6. :)
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