iPhone 5: Further Spec News, Trial August / Sept Production?

More news has surfaced about Apple’s iPhone 5, this has come out since we reported a few days ago on the iPhone’s production delay. As we mentioned, rumors stated that the fifth gen may be left until the end of the year and even possibly the start of next year.

However as with all things Apple, it is never that straight forward and new information brings the iPhone 5 back into our sights.

As Apple Insider reports Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for Concord Securities released information stating that the new device would feature only “slight modifications” over the iPhone 4 rather than a big redesign.

According to Gary over at PR News, features will include a faster A5 processor like the iPad 2, 8-megapixel rear facing camera with higher resolution and also run Qualcomm baseband for use in either GSM or CDMA version. As we already expected Apple will be keen to pull off an improved antenna to ensure that the next generation smartphone wont fall into the iPhone 4 poor signal issue.

Although after the earthquake and tsunami disaster supplies for Apple have been disrupted, Kuo predicts a September release. He also says that a trial run of the iPhone 5 will roll out in August this year and when it reaches full production, shipment levels should reach between 28 million and 32 million.

It is also believed by Kuo that the Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 will host the unveiling of the new device, although whether Apple will show off its latest smartphone 3 months before production starts is unknown. If Apple does little to change the design, it will be pushing the internal features of its new device, with focus surrounding iOS 5.

So as this latest news hits us, what are your thoughts on Apple’s strategy for the iPhone 5 release?