'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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troop231 Avatar
143 months ago
Hope this means an event is coming soon!
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Fr389 Avatar
143 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!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kfergiez Avatar
143 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aeaglex07 Avatar
143 months ago
I think the delay was icloud.
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tann Avatar
143 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
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
guada54 Avatar
143 months ago
The meaning of N94

N94 means:

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

So N94 means New iPhone 4
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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