US carriers are conducting tests on the iPhone 5, rumours suggest, as Apple gears up for an anticipated launch in August or September.
According to sources cited by ChipHazard, the as yet unannounced phone has been in the hands of AT&T testing types since early June who’ve been running tests “including but not limited to signal reception and connectivity”.
T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint are also rumoured on other sites to have received the next-gen iPhone to carry out rigorous beta tests, with a view to starting mass production imminently.
The iPhone 5 had been expected to drop back in June, in keeping with Apple’s regular as clockwork product refresh cycle.
The reason for the phone’s no-show has yet to be officially disclosed. But an all-too-plausible explanation surfaced just today claiming that Apple delayed the phone to tackle problems with overheating processors .
This is reportedly caused by the small dimensions of the handset making it hard to keep the on board A5 processor cool.
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