iFans hoping to get their hands on the next-gen Apple smartphone in September will be disappointed, an analyst’s report suggests, with the news that the handset apparently won’t even be going into production until August.
Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley named the much-later-than-expected due date for production in a note to clients. Although sources of the information were not named, it can be safely assumed that Huberty gleaned the gen from insiders in Apple’s Chinese
The note states: "Apple’s next iPhone will begin production in mid to late August and ramp [up] aggressively [thereafter and into the fourth quarter of the year].”
News of Cupertino’s plans comes amid a welter of speculation as to why it opted to break from its previously regular as clockwork iPhone refreshes in June.
Rumours circulating include a delay to appease US carrier Verizon, which has only recently begun selling the current-gen iPhone 4.
Apple is also thought to have been affected by component shortages stemming from the Japanese earthquake disaster, forcing a change of strategy.
In a vain attempt to get to the bottom of it all, we subjected the Top 10 iPhone 5 delay rumours to the truth test. Check out our thoughts
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