December 11, 2009 | Devindra Hardawar
Eldar Murtazin, editor of Mobile Review, tweeted something today that has unsurprisingly gotten the mobile blogosphere buzzing. Murtazin, who is a trusted source to many, tweeted today that: “Foxconn received order for next generation iphone.” For the uninitiated, Foxconn is the Taiwanese company that actually manufacturers the iPhone.
While such a minor bit of information may seem like a desperate call to attention from some bloggers and analysts, Murtazin has apparently proven himself to be an accurate source to the likes of Engadget and Gizmodo. The news also doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. If Apple wants to have a full stock of new iPhones ready for sale come mid-2010, they’ll have to start manufacturing soon.
When asked if he had any more details on the new iPhone by another Twitter user, Murtazin replied: “dont see specs or device itself, know only about multitasking.”
Multi-tasking also makes complete sense for the new iPhone, since all of Apple’s competitors offer it on their devices. Murtazin could just be making very educated guesses—but unlike typical analyst speculation, it seems that he may actually know a few facts about the new iPhone’s production.