"iPhone 4S" References Found In iTunes 10.5 Beta 9, Apple Pulled Latest iTunes Beta
Woah! Things are going a little too fast here, our friends at 9to5Mac dugg a little deep into recently released iTunes 10.5 Beta 9 code and found something really interesting. Deep in iTunes 10.5 Beta 9 code there were references of “iPhone 4S” with codename N94.
iPhone 4S was mentioned in iTunes 10.5 beta 9 and there was a picture of iPhone 4 CDMA as a placeholder which will definitely be changed soon after the launch of next-gen iPhone. Another interesting thing here is that only TWO references of next-gen iPhone were found in code (iPhone 4S White and iPhone 4S Black) which confirms the report that iPhone 4S will support both CDMA and GSM networks.
According to Mark:
Unless Apple still has the CDMA iPhone 4 as a placeholder image until the new iPhone is announced, we’re fairly confident that the iPhone 4S will pack the CDMA iPhone design. iTunes only holds two iPhone 4S references: black and white versus the four iPhone 4 references of black/GSM, black/CDMA, white/GSM, and white/CDMA.
This is not a good news for people who are expecting a major design change in Apple next iteration of iPhone. As i type this we’re just 3 days away from Apple’s upcoming iPhone launch and there’s no report with strong evidence that Apple has plans to release an iPhone with design change. We’ve seen some minor case leaks but those were not enough to support the rumors about design change.
Apple’s internal inventory was also updated yesterday with N94 “iPhone 4S”, so we can now pretty much say that upcoming iPhone may only be an internal hardware change and overall form factor would be more like iPhone 4.
After this news broke out Apple swiftly acted on it and pulled latest beta version of iTunes 10.5 from developer’s portal.
Apple is announcing next iteration of iPhone on October 4th at Apple’s Cupertino campus California. You can expect an iPhone 4S along with White iPod Touch 4G, and a possible cheaper 8GB version of iPhone 4.
Update: iTunes 10.5 Beta 9 is back again and iPhone 4S references are still there.
We will keep you updated on this, stay tuned!