It’s widely believed that Apple will unveil two iPhone models at once at its next event. One model has been dubbed the ‘iPhone 4s’ while the other device is rumored to be the iPhone 5. The 4S will supposedly be a cheaper, re-tooled version of the iPhone 4, while the iPhone 5 will consist of noticeable upgrades, like a faster processor and better camera.
The iPhone 4S is supposedly codenamed the ‘N94’ prototype internally at Apple, and the newly-released iOS 5 beta 7 gives some more details about the mysterious device.
Signs of the N94 and N95 prototypes were uncovered initially in an earlier iOS 5 beta, and MacRumors has uncovered another reference to the N94 (iPhone 4S) in beta 7.
“One of the new files we’ve been tipped off about included in the latest update is called RegulatoryInfo-N94AP@2x~iphone.png, showing the regulatory data for the N94 iPhone as viewed through Settings > General > About > Regulatory on the device.
According to the new file, the unreleased N94 iPhone has been assigned a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ID of BCG-E2430A. This compares to the BCG-E2380A identifier on the GSM iPhone 4 and the BCG-E2422A identifier on the CDMA iPhone 4.”
The N94 possessing its own FCC ID very much supports its legitimacy as an upcoming Apple device. MacRumors notes that the device has yet to show up in the FCC’s database, but that’s common for an unreleased product.
The iPhone N94 prototype looks to be a device very similar to the iPhone 4. Rumors say that it will have an A5 processor, and it will most likely be enabled to run on both CDMA and GSM networks.