iPhone assembly rumored begun; Apple faces touchscreen lawsuit

by admin April 9, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Two separate rumors have Apple ramping up production of its 2009 iPhones, including possible new hardware details. However, the company may have hit a snag as a Taiwanese firm has sued it for allegedly violating a patent for touchscreen input.

2009 iPhone production underway?

If two reports are accurate, Apple is on the verge of producing its updated iPhone range that most anticipate will show at June’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference.

Taiwan’s Commercial Times newspaper on Wednesday cited “component suppliers” who said that local companies have started shipping parts needed to assemble new iPhones. While the publication didn’t say what these parts were, its assertion quickly follows a report from DigiTimes which indicated that an American firm, OmniVision, had won an order to ship 3.2-megapixel cameras to Apple for the handsets, indicating that production partly hinges on other countries as well.

Read more: appleinsider.com