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:

[tweet http://twitter.com/chronic/status/225019682174939136]

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Additionally, BGR runs down some next-gen iPhone specs, which we were first to reveal, including: NFC1GB of RAMLTE, and an early fall release window.

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.

For more next-gen iPhone specs, check out our previous stories (here and here).

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