A Digitimes report states that chip makers are revving up their productions to supply components for the next-gen iPhones. The iPhone 5 parts are being produced by chip makers like Qualcomm, Broadcomm, NXP, Texas Instruments, STMicroelectronics and OmniVision.
The report broadly puts iPhone 5 release date in the second-half of 2012 – which is the entire time-frame between next month and December 31st this year. But we’ve been hearing that Apple could very well think about and plan an early October launch of the iPhone 5.Quote from Digitimes
Qualcomm and Broadcom are producing 4G and Wi-Fi chips using a 28nm process at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), indicated the sources, adding that OmniVision is currently also seeking capacity at TSMC’s 12-inch fab, resulting a tight production capacity for the foundry’s 28nm process.
It has long been speculated that the iPhone 5 features would certainly include 4G capacity – although some experts deny the plausibility of this feature. Apple introduced 4G technology and worldwide 3G capability with the new iPad.
If the rumors turn out to be true, we must be expecting 4G LTE capability in iPhone 5 features. Competition has already introduced 4G LTE support in their smartphones – notably, Samsung. This may be a solid reasoning to prompt rumors about iPhone 5 features boasting 4G LTE support.
Irrespective of all that’s rumored right now, it would probably take more time for us to really gauge the actual release date of iPhone 5. Nevertheless, October seems quite fine – going in the footsteps of iPhone 4 and 4s which were released in October 2010 and 2011 respectively.