iPhone 5 release late 2011/early 2012?

Production begins in September - report.

A new report claims iPhone 5 production won't begin until September. The knock-on effect is that iPhone 5 won't launch before the end of the year - possibly early 2012.

Avian Securities broke the news to Business Insider, citing a tip-off by "a key component supplier" to Apple for the iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 hardware specifications aren't known, but Avain has also heard whispers of a lower-spec and lower-cost iPhone in development.

Many credit 3DS's slow start to the same-day arrival of Apple's iPad 2. Should iPhone 5 launch later this year it could bang heads with Sony's new Next Generation Portable, which is mooted for a late 2011/early 2012 arrival.

Will the NGP suffer at the hands of iPhone 5?

Comments (67)

Comments for this article are now closed, but please feel free to continue chatting on the forum!