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An Avian Securities research note earlier this month stated that mass production of the iPhone 5 won't begin until September, pointing to a later 2011 or early 2012 launch. A new note on Monday, April 18, issued by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with Concord Securities ec[censored]s that information, and offers purported details of the iPhone 5, as well.

Kuo has been told that the iPhone 5 will go into trial production in August and mass production in September. In addition, his supply chain sources indicated that Apple's next handset will not feature an all-new-design, but rather only "slight modifications" from the iPhone 4.

has heard that the iPhone 5 will include the faster A5 processor already shipping in the iPad 2, as well as a higher resolution 8 megapixel rear camera. Additionally, he has been told that Apple will switch to a Qualcomm baseband for both GSM and CDMA models, along with a new antenna design, which hopefully will finally and completely fix any "death grip" issues.

Kuo's report, however, states that Apple will unveil its iPhone 5 at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), scheduled for June 6 through 10 in San Francisco. However, other reports, and Apple's own statements have pointed to WWDC 2011 being software-focused (iOS 5 and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion), with no new hardware introductions.

Kuo added that the next major revision of Apple's smartphone will be the iPhone 6. He said that his sources say that Apple plans a new design and much improved hardware specifications for the sixth-generation iPhone, and that those sources have also indicated that the device could go on sale as early as the first half of 2012, which would be earlier than usual, based on the iPhone 5's later launch. The reason given: "fierce competition" with Android devices.

Another crapple I don't care about. "The reason given: "fierce competition" with Android devices." Android FTW!


I am sure it will be a huge hit with the brainwashed masses as usual.

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OOO NOOZZZEEE!!! What ever will i do with out a new Iphone????


has heard, however, has been told, however, has been told ...

Plus what's with this: "iPhone 5 won't begin until September, pointing to a later 2011 or early 2012 launch"

"the sixth-generation iPhone, and that those sources have also indicated that the device could go on sale as early as the first half of 2012"

In other words there's a chance that the iPhone 5 and 6 might be released at the same time!


i might have to jump on the apple bandwagon after my experience with my nexus one and evo 4g. The battery life is just terrible. I'm constantly plugged in. All that power and customization has a price right now since the software or network communication is draining the battery.

Ive seen first hand how my co-workers iphone 4 and ipad 2 handle battery management a daily basis. Its lasts 4-8x longer than my Evo 4G during use, and standby holy crap it is more like 10x longer. Even with an extended battery it isn't worth it. Atrix might be the best so far, but as we saw with the thunderbolt review, same story, horrible battery life. I need a phone that is truly wireless (not constantly plugged into a power source).


It's going to a boring conference this year. They really might as well save their money and just put their effort towards the iPhone 6. Who knows maybe the iphone 5 will be 4G, at least then it might offer more incentive to those crazy enough to use their upgrade that soon.


I would hope the iPhone 5 would be 4G capable it has to become a pretty standard feature on high end phones.


WWDC sure seems to be getting a lot of hype, especially if Apple doesn't announce a new iPhone, which is what I'm guessing many people are interested in.

I loved the statement about "fierce competition from Android." It's a great OS and my preference for the time being!

I'm curious - what's your favorite mobile OS?


i would think so too, but in the past Apple chose not to use 3g when it was available so there is a reason for doubt.


I totally agree HHGrrl of course it is largely a super publicized get em excited event anyway so it kind of fits if they told the truth about it in that aspect.

As far as mobile OS's and OEM's go I still see Apple going back to somewhere in the market like they used to be at least to a greater extent, but most likely less so than before.