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iPhone 5S / iPhone 6: supply-chain heat points to September launch

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iPhone 5S / iPhone 6: supply-chain heat points to September launch

Rumours that a new iPhone will land in September got a fillip today, amid strong signs of stirring in Apple’s supply chain.

Avago Securities, which provides wireless chips used in iPhones, has reported a rise in orders from its largest client. The increase in activity means production can’t be too far away, according to Well Fargo analyst Maynard Um.

In a note to investors seen by Apple Insider, he stated: "Avago noted it is already seeing an initial ramp of a new product transition (we believe iPhone 5S) and expects a greater ramp in the following quarter (October quarter).

"We anticipate more positive supply chain news from Apple suppliers through the summer and as we get closer to product launch."

Assuming the information is correct, it would appear that Apple is sticking fast to its now-established September launch date for new iPhones – something CEO Tim Cook hinted at earlier this year when he said to look out for new gadgets in 'The Fall'. Previously, the company has favoured launching iPhone refreshes in June.

What’s not yet known is whether September will see more than one addition to the iPhone range. Depending on which tech sites you read and whose information you trust, the standard iPhone could be accompanied by a low-cost model intended to appeal to markets in the developing world.

Source:

Apple Insider

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