Apple Adds Revised iPhone 4 and White iPod Touch Models to Inventory Database

9to5Mac reports that reliable source "Mr. X" has revealed that Apple has added a number of new entries for revised iPhone 4 and iPod touch models to its internal inventory database.

According to the report, three new iPod touch models have appeared under the codename N81A, which it presumes to be the new white iPod touch in three different capacities. The black iPod touch is expected to continue to be offered under the current N81 codename.

This information lines up with what we reported last week, indicating that only minor updates to the iPod touch are expected. MacRumors can indeed confirm that N81A is the codename for the white iPod touch, and that Apple will be continuing to use N81 for the black iPod touch.

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Apple is expected to make the black iPod touch update a quiet one, utilizing the same internal codename and SKU as the current line but with only minor changes such as an improved ambient light sensor and the addition of an oleophobic coating to reduce fingerprint smudging on the device's screen. Our information suggests that Apple has been targeting an availability date of October 13th or 14th for the new iPod touch models, although that has apparently been a bit of a shifting target.

Apple's iPhone 4 revisions appearing in its inventory database are marked as N90A, a minor change over the existing N90 device that is the current GSM iPhone 4. The CDMA iPhone 4 carries the codename N92. Two new N90A models have appeared in the database, with the report suggesting that they are tweaked low-end iPhone 4 units in white and black, potentially coming in at 8 GB. The "iPhone 4S" that has been seen in a number of parts leaks and bearing a nearly identical appearance to the iPhone 4 has been carrying a codename of N94 and has not yet appeared in Apple's inventory database.

One more piece to the puzzle comes from our previous information, which had indicated that Apple was also preparing a minor update to the iPod nano. Our information indicates that the revised iPod nano will carry a codename of N20A, differentiating it from the current N20 sixth-generation iPod nano. Apple has also been rumored to be discontinuing the iPod classic and iPod shuffle.

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Top Rated Comments

slrandall Avatar
125 months ago
My guess is that Apple - obviously - follows all these wild rumors. I'm betting that they're getting cocky about how well they've kept the 5 under wraps, and that the "1" badge on the phone icon in the invite is more along the lines of "one missed call".

As in, you guys really didn't see this coming.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
applesith Avatar
125 months ago
I doubt Apple would update their inventory to show the 5 yet...gives away too much early. They know people get these numbers before product launches. "all too easy my friend"
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
x13gamer Avatar
125 months ago
Just placeholders nothing to see here. "These aren't the droids we're looking for"
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
igazza Avatar
125 months ago
soooooo no iphone 5? :confused:

Of course there will be, Apple are an innovative company, they dont sit around for 16 months putting an A5 into a iphone4. :)
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stewie86 Avatar
125 months ago
I will think positively, I will think positively, I will think positively... Re-designed iPhone, re-designed iPhone, re-designed iPhone...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MyopicPaideia Avatar
125 months ago
I completely grasp the concept. You're offering me nothing new but maybe a good demonstration of what an *ss you can be.



And I didn't say anything different. So don't imply otherwise. A4 can do the "heavy lifting" part of rendering 1080p. The device just won't push that render to the HDTV at 1080p barring maybe a jailbreak & switch to some other UI. If I want another UI I can just go with any of this device's competitors: Roku for example, which doesn't need a jailbreak and UI change to push native 1080p to 1080p-capable TVs. But that completely misses the goal.



So it doesn't do what I want it to do. Thus, the hope for a new one that will do what I want it to do... not through trickery... not through some unendorsed method that can be challenged with each Apple software update... not through some non-Apple UI... but through an Apple-endorsed update that gives a buyer what he wants.

Wow, you are the only one on this thread bickering about the ATV...this thread is about iPod Touch and iPhone part numbers, not ATV part numbers, and not iOS devices in general.

Second - your whole original point was that you thought the ATV was hardware limited, not software limited. We have shown you that is not the case. End of discussion.

Go cry for an ATV update in the appropriate section of the forums, where people will actually want to hear about it. (Hint: Apple TV section)
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