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Foxconn Worker Says iPhone 5 Arrives This June

9to5Mac claims to have received some information from an actual Foxconn employee who points to a June release of the much-rumored, long speculated, highly-coveted iPhone 5. Finally.

Previous rumors extending across the entire length of 2011 pointed to a September 2011 release for the iPhone 5, but obviously that didn't happen. Instead, Apple churned out a semi-delayed iPhone 4S and seemingly made Siri the main focal point. The release fell in line with a pattern Apple set with the iPhone 3, launching an updated model a year after the original.

However based on the Foxconn worker's report, iPhone 4S production didn't didn't gear up until Spring 2011, meaning it took around five months to get the first wave of 4S devices to the market. That said, the company looks to be back on track with its customary Summer/WWDC release schedule, as according to the worker, Foxconn is currently gearing up for iPhone 5 production.

Right now there are various sample devices making rounds in bars, offices and whatnot, so it's difficult to pinpoint the final version. Yet they each share a common trait including a 4-inch or larger screen, and a longer, wider symmetrical shape (no teardrop). They also don't have the iPhone 4/4S form factor and they are not final builds.

Based on prior rumors, the iPhone 5 will sport a 4.2- to 4.3-inch qHD screen with a 960 x 540 resolution. It will also reportedly use a quad-core A6 28-nm SoC co-developed by Samsung which is also slated to be packed inside the unannounced iPad 3 tablet.

  • dimar
    Seriously, Samsung should buy Apple and discontinue all iP products, keeping the patents.
  • shardey
  • azathoth
    iPhone 5, Coming soon to a bar near you.
  • garrick
    If it does come out in June all the people who changed from a 4 to a 4s are going to feel pretty stupid for not waiting for the 5.
  • _Pez_
    It will surely look the same as the last 2 phones...
  • keczapifrytki
    garrickIf it does come out in June all the people who changed from a 4 to a 4s are going to feel pretty stupid for not waiting for the 5.What's the point of waiting? Just get what's available and in your budget. Otherwise you will wait forever because the latest and greatest is just around the corner.
  • " iPhone 4S production didn't didn't gear up until Spring 2011"

    So it DID gear up???
  • mrkdilkington
    They're not going to change the aspect ratio of the screen to 1.77:1, let alone lower the resolution by 100 pixels horizontally.

    Furthermore, what's the point of increasing the screen size and keeping the same (or slightly less) resolution? If your answer is that bigger makes it easier to see, you are arguing against the whole idea of the 'retina' display in the first place (i.e. more ppi is better).
  • tomfreak
    Why does Samsung still supplying chips to this F* company when they are suing them?
  • It's better to keep the same resolution from a developer perspective -- less fragmentation, no need to rebuild apps specifically for iPhone5, etc. If the size does go up to 4", most certainly it will retain the retina display with the same resolution -- granted, the display will be slightly lower PPI ...but to little a difference to notice while everything else remains the same. In other words, the better of both evils (fragmenting with new resolution OR slightly lower and unnoticeable PPI with same resolution), I'd choose the later.