A report from BGR today contradicts an earlier report that stated the next-gen iPhone is already in production. We did not cover the report initially due to the many suspect claims. The BGR report claims that early EVT/DVT prototypes of the new iPhone are in production, but full, final runs are still relatively far off. The development stages of the iPhone were also dicussed by developer @chronic yesterday:
Additionally, we have confirmation that the units Apple is currently testing have 1GB of RAM, doubled from the iPhone 4S’s 512MB, and integrated 4G LTE radios. We can also confirm that NFC hardware is present in the phones as well. We’re expecting Apple’s new iPhone to be released at the end of September or early October.