Here's what 9to5 mac is reporting. http://www.9to5mac.com/more_on_ifone "Apples making major orders now for the next-gen iPhone, reports from the companys suppliers in China and Taiwan suggest. Manufacturer, Foxconn, seems set to ship 24 million units of the device at least this year, with shipments starting in June, reports Digitimes senior analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, citing component makers in Taiwan. Foxconn seems on target to ship 4.5 million units in the first half and 19.5 million units for the rest of 2010, the report states. Forgive a moments speculation here, but the relative difference between these two figures could suggest a staggered roll-out of the product as Apple delivers it to key territories as manufacturing ramps-up to meet demand. The same deal as the iPad. Perhaps. The Digitimes report lends a little more weight to the idea that Apple will announce the new iPhone on June 7 at WWDC, and adds a little more technical data beyond that revealed in the Gawker report. The new device will adopt IPS (in-plane switching) panels with FFS (fringe-field switching) technology and a 960-x-640 resolution, Kuo said, noting that LG DIsplay and Prime View International are the panel suppliers, Digitimes tells us. That report says it will be including FFS because it will improve the handset's e-book reader features. This suggests Apple will bring the iBookstore to the iPhone in June. The iPhone 4G will run on the Arm Cortex A8 processor and a 512MB memory module from Samsung Electronics, doubling the memory capacity of the previous generation to enable better multi-tasking. The panel is one third thinner to reduce battery drain. Batteries will come from Simplo Technology and Dynapack International Technology, Kuo said."