On the weekend we brought you news of a strange increase in betting trends focusing around the Apple iPhone 5 release date. Yesterday, a new report by Mac Rumors shed a little more light on the upcoming device. Apparently the iPhone 5 has already been built and is in the hands of Apple engineers and boffins who are running it through a final set of rigorous tests.
If this is true, then a September release date for the iPhone 5 fits neatly into place because Apple will likely go into full scale production in July or August.
Apple usually reserves September for the annual iPod refresh but many feel that they will roll out the iPhone 5 alongside the iPod mere weeks ahead, or at the same time as iOS 5. Apple featured the new iOS at last weeks WWDC event in San Francisco and has since released it to developers who have inevitably discovered code relating to the iPhone 5 and iPad 3.
The iPhone 5 has been a hot topic for months now, it will likely feature the A5 chip used in the iPad 2, come with an uprated 8MP camera capable of shooting in 1080p HD and could use a new curved glass screen.
At this stage no definite date for the next generation iPhone has been announced, and don’t expect Apple to be commenting on speculation anytime soon.
When would you like to see the Apple iPhone 5, and what features do you want to see?