Sometimes reliable Japanese site Macotakara is reporting that the iPhone 5 has now entered production.
According to the site's sources, both Foxconn and Pegatron factories have begun assembly on the to-be-announced handset.
However, they also note that the handsets aren't being packaged as Apple is hanging fire on installing the iOS 5 software, allegedly because it "isn't ready" yet.
Don't stop me now
Macotakara's pontificates that this comencement of assembly means an early October launch for the long-awaited handset which ties in with the general gist of the other rumours floating around, suggesting a late September/early October reveal followed by a late October release date.