Following yesterday’s rumor that revised iPhone 4 models had appeared in Apple’s inventory, 9to5Mac reports that Apple’s next-gen iPhone 4S has now appeared in Apple’s internal inventory system as well.
The new devices carry the same N94 codename used for alleged iPhone prototypes used to test support for T-Mobile’s U.S. network. Part leaks carrying the code name N94 also surfaced last month, showing an LCD, home button and front cover for a prototype device.
The new device is reportedly confirmed to feature Apple’s dual-core A5 processor, and may be the device reported earlier this month featuring an 8MP camera, 1GB of RAM, Nuance dictation technology, and Apple’s incredible new Assistant feature.
Curiously, an image found on Baidu.com (pictured above) shows a packaging label that appears to be from an iPhone 4S, showing the same model number (MD239F/A) as the 9to5Mac report.
The two model numbers appearing in Apple’s database are MD239 and MD234, which the report suggests may reflect 16GB and 32GB capacities for the device. Additionally, the presence of both IMEI and MEID numbers on the label suggest the device will support both GSM and CDMA data networks.
These reports are still not confirmed, as the image may easily have been photoshopped, and no concrete evidence has been provided to show that these devices really have been listed in Apple’s inventory. Even if these rumors are true, it doesn’t rule out the possibility of a redesigned iPhone 5, which may show up in Apple’s inventory at a later time.
Apple is expected to announce their next-gen iPhone hardware on October 4th.