Is Apple going to release the iPhone 5 this summer?

Posted on Jan 31 2012 - 7:34pm by Thomas Sharp

New rumors have sprung up saying that the iPhone 5, the upcoming version of Apple’s smartphone, may be slated for a release summer this year.

Apple enthusiast site 9 to 5 Mac reported that a source from Foxconn said that the next-generation iPhone is ready for production. The source also said that a number of sample units, each different from one another, have been made for testing.

“We received word from a reliable source at Foxconn in China that the iPhone 5, as it is currently being called, is now gearing for production,” 9 to 5 Mac’s report said.

The source said that the sample iPhones all have:

  • 4+ inch display (made by LG on at least one of them).
  • No teardrop-shaped devices, as rumored in the lead up to the iPhone 4S. Samples so far have been symmetrical in thickness (also longer/wider).
  • Neither of the sample devices have the iPhone 4/4S form factor.
  • Neither of the devices are the final versions.

John Gruber of Daring Fireball quickly debunked the rumors that the new iPhone will sport a wider and longer body, saying, “longer and wider? Sounds like bullsh*t. I can see Apple putting a bigger display on a device of the same size. I can’t see them making a bigger device.”

We can expect to hear more rumors in the upcoming months as the expected summer release date approaches.


via: Geeky Gadget

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