iPhoneForums.Net News Team
- Jun 18, 2010
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MacStories reports today that according to Digitimes, the iPhone 5 will not be launched until summer at the earliest, which, depending on whether thats late or early summer, could just about tie in with Apples usual iPhone launch schedule of announcing the new model at the WWDC in June, with the actual launch date following a few weeks later.
As ever, Digitimes has lots of news about iPhone 5 component suppliers, stating that Foxconn will take over from Japans Foster as the earphone supplier, mainly because of the strong Yen, which Digitimes says has made Apple look elsewhere. Earphone jack sockets will be supplied by Foxlink. Digitimes also says that because of a shortage of HDI boards, Apple has now taken on GCE as an extra supplier, although it will also still keep Compeq Manufacturing and Unimicron Technology as regular HDI board suppliers.
Among the new features that are already being talked about for the iPhone 5 are NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, a dual-core processor and a complete redesign. Expect the rumours and speculation to start gathering pace over over the next few months!
Source: MacStories: Apple Adds iPhone 5 Suppliers, Launch During Summer At The Earliest