No iPhone 5 Until At Least October Says Analyst

All iPhone 5 attention has turned to when the smartphone will be released and although most signs are pointing towards a September launch, an analyst is claiming that the next incarnation of Apple’s Jesus phone won’t go into production until then.

BGR citied Concord Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo for the information, claiming that he suggested in a note to investors that the iPhone 5 won’t go into mass production until September. As a result, the device might not hit the shelves until October or possibly even later.

This isn’t the first we’ve heard of Apple holding back production with previous reports indicating that supply issues, due to the recent earthquake in Japan, halting proceedings until 2012. Digitimes also recently called any iPhone 5 manufacturing timelines “baseless,” revealing that Apple hasn’t discussed the device or any production timing with its manufacturing partners yet. Interesting…

Ming-Chi also speculated that the iPhone 5 will be kitted out with a dual-core Apple A5 processor, an 8 megapixel camera and a Qualcomm radio, like the one found in the CDMA version of the iPhone 4. We’ll keep you posted on any more news as we hear it.



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