AT&T Testing iPhone Prototypes
Published on: 17th Jul 2011
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USA based mobile network, AT&T has reportedly started testing Apple's next generation iPhone on its network prior to a launch expected late next month.
Citing a source at AT&T, ChipHazard reported that prototype handsets were handed to AT&T beta testers on the 6th July for final testing prior to mass production. They are reportedly running tests, including but not limited to signal reception and connectivity tests.
Whether the handsets are the much rumoured - and apparently troubled - iPhone 5, or an alternative modified version, the iPhone 4S is not clear. That Apple is running tests on the model prior to launch is a hint that they are trying to avoid the "antennagate" scandal that followed the launch of its current model.
Apple has started placing adverts for iPhone specialists for temporary jobs in the UK starting late August, which is now the presumed date for the next handset to go on sale.
On the web: ChipHazard