iPhone 5S production to start in early 2013, Apple to start trial in December 2012, reports sayBy Angel Cuala on Nov 14, 2012 in Smartphone, Technology •
Updated: March 6, 2013 2:50 p.m.
The so-called iPhone 5S is reportedly to start its production in early 2013, with Apple being expected to conduct a trial this coming December 2012, following with the huge success of iPhone 5, after it was unveiled last September 12. A new version of the iPad is also being rumored for release soon after.
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According to Steve Shen of DigiTimes on his report on Monday, November 12, 2012, Apple is being expected to start the trial production of iPhone 5S as early as December this year, with an initial volume possibly from 50,000 to 100,000 units, and the actual production likely to be in the first quarter of 2013.
As noted at DigiTimes.com, a report from Chinese-language site Commercial Times suggests that “Apple has accelerated the certification processes for related parts and components for the iPhone 5S” and that the company is on now in a low-yield production of the iPhone 5.
In addition, this latest Apple rumor also revealed that a new version of iPad is likely to be released a quarter later after the release of the iPhone 5S, noting that the display resolution of the iPad 4 is smaller, which was unveiled last October 23 in an Apple event, where the iPad mini was also announced.
Meanwhile, there were various reactions about this first iPhone 5S rumor, with most of them saying that the schedule that was provided is somehow not in the usual trend in the calendar of release for new Apple products. Others noted that the origin of the report has no solid credibility in making predictions.
“For the past two years, iPhones have come out in the fall, while iPad models have debuted in the spring. Before that, Apple announced new models of the iPhone in the summer at the Worldwide Developers conference.” A statement reads at Washington Post, citing the usual schedule of Apple‘s new products.
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