Recent reports indicate that the iPhone 5 release dateis going to be in June of this year. Foxconn, the manufacturer which produces Apple products, has confirmed that the iPhone 5 production is on its way. Going by Apple’s typical six month turnaround the iPhone launch would be somewhere in June or July.
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There have been sample devices but it hasn’t yet been confirmed which will be the final one as all of them have few common things that make it difficult to judge:
4+ inch display (made by LG on at least one of them).
No teardrop-shaped devices, as rumored in the lead up to the iPhone 4S. Samples so far have been symmetrical in thickness (also longer/wider).
Neither of the sample devices have the iPhone 4/4S form factor.
Neither of the devices are the final versions.
The iPhone 4S production last year didn’t catch momentum until late spring. If we judge the iPhone release pattern of last year, that is, the summer/WWDC pattern, we can say it’s just five months wait to see the iPhone 5 come out in the market.