Orders for iPhone 4 parts are steadily decreasing month by month, component makers have revealed, adding weight to rumours that the next-gen edition of the blockbuster blower is but months away.
According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple’s Taiwanese printed circuit board supplier partners have reported a significant fall in orders during the second quarter.
The downturn is being interpreted as a sign that Cupertino is scaling down production of its current-generation smartphone and clearing the decks for a new edition.
The news comes amid growing speculation that Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 in September – the date usually reserved for the launch of new iPods.
Apple was originally expected to drop the iPhone earlier this month at the WWDC press showcase, having launched previous updates to the product line in this month for the last three generations.
An official reasons for the delay have yet to emerge. But for a full and frank examination of what might be behind it, check out our round-up where we put the most-likely rumours to the truth test.
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