Just last week we heard that Foxconn was gearing up for production of the iPhone 5 ahead of a likely summer launch. Today, Commercial Times quoted Daiwa Securities analysts in its latest report on the iPhone 5 that claimed the same.
The iPhone 5 will continue to utilize glass to glass (G/G) touch panel technology which will benefit current touch panel suppliers TPK Holding and Wintek, the paper quoted the securities house as saying.
The report expects the iPhone 5 to be announced at Apple’s WWDC held in June (likely June 10 to June 15) of this year. Obviously, last year the iPhone 4S was released in October— a significant change from the previous four generations of iPhone that were released at or around WWDC in June.
For those who bought the iPhone 4 at launch on a two-year contract (guilty), their contract will be up this summer.
- Foxconn employee tells us that the next iPhone is ready for production, indicates likely summer launch (9to5mac.com)
- Mastercard/Paypass to be NFC partner with Apple on iPhone 5? (9to5mac.com)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 2 to debut at CES 2012: Will latest innovation be on iPad 3 or iPhone 5? (9to5mac.com)