Apple To Start Production Of Next iPhone This Quarter, Hints At Summer Launch

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It has been widely rumored that Apple will launch the next generation iPhone in July or August.

Wall Street Journal now reports that Apple will start production of the new iPhone this quarter, indicating that it may be gearing up for a possible summer launch.

WSJ briefly reports:

Apple plans to begin production of a new iPhone similar in size and shape to its current one in the second quarter of the year, according to people familiar with the device’s production, teeing up a possible summer launch for the next version of its flagship device.

At the same time, Apple continues to work with its manufacturing partners in Asia on a less expensive iPhone that could be launched as soon as the second half of this year, these people said. The 4-inch device will likely use a different casing from the higher-end iPhone. Apple has been working on different color shells for the phone but its plans remain unclear.

The report also notes that Apple is working on a low-cost iPhone in the second half of this year, which will come with a 4-inch display and a different casing possibly made of plastic. The report also claims that Apple is working on different color shells for the low-cost iPhone.

The next generation iPhone is expected to look like the iPhone 5 but come with improved internals such as Apple’s faster A series chip, improved camera etc, which is the reason it has been unofficially dubbed iPhone 5S.

Via: WSJ

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  • Raputin

    Seriously apple is making the same iPhone 5 but with an S? If they don’t come up with something better than the 5 i am not buying it!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/uzial666 Scott Rudd

    Yeah I am sick of the S revisions I have been with Apple from the Original iPhone and have a couple of macbooks and every iteration of iPad including the mini, if apple does not up it’s game I may look for a new phone.

  • Nectar B.

    If I can get the internal specs of d purported “iPhone 5s” in my iPhone 4, I sure as hell won’t give a hoot what Apple releases and dubs. As far as I’m concerned, my iPhone 4 is operationally and functionally more advanced than Apple’s 10th generation iPhone, and I’m happy w/ my iPhone until I’m persuaded by Apple again like they did w/ 3GS iOS 3.0… Or so. Remember that?

  • Astig_808

    as long as i can jailbreak my iphone 5, im happy