It is starting to look like a bumper year for Foxconn. The iPhone manufacturer is expected to ship some 24 million iPhone 4G units within the year. Digitimes expects these shipments to start in June. 4.5 million phones are expected to ship in the first half of the year, followed by 19.5 million units in the second half.
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The iPhone 4G will use in-plane switching panels with fringe-field switching technology and a healthy 960x640 resolution. The FFS technology gives the phone a wider viewing angle and clearer visual quality in sunlight. The 4G's RAM is a 512 MB module from Samsung Electronics. The processor is Apple's A4, which is built off the Arm Cortex A8.
The increased power of this new iPhone puts it at risk for a greater power drain. Thankfully, Apple has managed to thin the panel by 33%, freeing up more space for a larger battery.