The upcoming Apple iPhone 5 may arrive later than previously suggested with delayed production meaning the device may only appear in October or November.
Last week a Reuters report citing unnamed sources said the next-generation iPhone would ship during September however based on checks with component suppliers, Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a note suggesting production in August with an October or November release date.
According to Apple Insider, Kuo also claimed that the iPhone 5 would amount to a minor update, featuring the faster dual-core A5 processor from the iPad 2 and a higher resolution 8 megapixel rear-facing camera. A move to a different vendor of radio ‘baseband’ chip, namely Qualcomm, was also suggested along with an improved antenna design.
TheGadgets blog claimed that an Apple source said the phone would be called the iPhone 4S, rather than the iPhone 5, and will ship with a version of iOS 4 rather than iOS 5.