Word on the market is that Apple has been busy tweaking out the iPad 2, with the device expecting to see daylight sometime this June. What about the iPhone 5 you may ask? According to rumors, the fifth-generation iPhone may not be released anytime sooner than September.
Apple’s schedule for releasing new iPhone models has been pretty consistent, with a new one coming out each year in June or July, since the device first came out in 2007. But according to Business Insider quoting FBR Capital Markets analyst Craig Berger, the new iPhone is not yet ready to debut this summer. Apparently, the main reasons for the delay are the next-gen IM features on the device, which require a lot of refinement and touching up.
“For the iPhone 5, we continue to hear that a July launch is unlikely, with various casing suppliers and touch suppliers still ramping up, with some chip vendors not having yet received firm iPhone 5 orders, and with other sockets like the image sensor (most likely going to Omnivision exclusively, but with some potential for Sony to split that socket) still in flux,” Berger said.
Launching the iPhone 5 in September would actually mean that the company’s breaking a “habit”. And when you consider that Apple themselves have acknowledged that there’s a regular cycle behind these releases … It makes you think!
What do you guys think? While the iPhone 5 debut this summer or a few months later?