Release News for iPhone 5: Latest Reports Say October

One subject at the moment that continues to keep people talking is the Apple iPhone 5 and specifically when we may see a release. We’ve been bringing you so much news and speculation and although there are sometimes conflicting reports we’ll continue to let you know what’s out there and the latest news available. The reports we’re bringing you details of today say that October is now the likely release time for the iPhone 5.

The last news we had about the release of the next iPhone was speculation about a September release, as we had thought for some time, and the fact there may be two iPhones a 4S and a 5. We then also told about possible different pricing levels for the next iPhone and also showed a helpful infographic detailing all the latest rumors and features out there and the likelihood of them appearing on the iPhone 5. The most recent news according to component industry sources, is that the iPhone 5 and also the iPad 3 are being geared up for an October release.

Over on Cnet, Josh Lowensohn talks of a report on DigiTimes, the Taiwanese paper that often leaks Apple product news. Sources to DigiTimes say that materials are now being prepared for parts for two iOS devices, the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, for production to begin in September. Furthermore Katie Marsal over on Apple Insider also talks about the DigiTimes report and points out that despite continued reports of two iPhone’s to be launched, only one new iPhone will be launched, along with an iPad 3. DigiTimes also reported that the iPad 3 would be slimmer, lighter and have an increased resolution of 250dpi.

Additionally some suppliers for the next iPhone 5 and iPad 3 have been named, Simplo Technologies and Dynapack International Technology for batteries, TPK Holding and Wintek for touch panels, Catcher for chassis and as we mentioned previously Largan Precision for cameras. Assembly will be by Foxconn as usual. There are staggering figures regarding sales of iPhones and iPads too with anticipation of between 6 and 7 million iPhone 5’s being produced in the third quarter and possibly iPad sales totaling 40 million at some point this year.

You may also be interested in our recent articles where we looked at other devices that could impact upon the potential market for the iPhone 5 and also showed two concepts for the iPhone 5 design and how it might look. Are you one of the many waiting for release news for the iPhone 5? Are you losing patience wondering when it might appear or willing to wait however long it takes? Let us know with your comments.

  • Anonymous

    Galaxy s2 > iPhone 5