iPhone 5 already in production?

iPhone 5 already in production?iPad 2 launching on Friday? Old news, let's move on and talk about the iPhone 5. The rumours have been trickling in steadily in recent weeks, and now we've a sprinkling of new ones to add.

Chinese newspaper China Times claims the iPhone 5 is already in production, and is being lined up for a Q3 launch.

Of course, that last fact is in line with pretty much exactly when we thought the next iPhone would appear, but the claim that it's already in production hints that Apple doesn't want the slightest risk of supply shortages at launch, and more interestingly that the spec is already just about completely locked down.

The financial publication claims the iPhone 5 will have a 4in display and a metal chassis, rather than the glass chassis seen on the iPhone 4. We assume that display size increase is covered by the edge-to-edge design approach we've been hearing about recently, which should see a bigger screen without any increase to the iPhone's overall size.

China Times finishes its speculative piece by claiming a Qualcomm NFC chip will be present, scotching those recent rumours that Apple would hold back NFC for next year's family of iDevice.

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matt14  Mar. 23, 2011 at 12:18

Well I never! I thought they made the million or so available on launch date in one day /s

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 24, 2011 at 09:59

matt14, you took the words right out of my fingertips ;) :p


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