Apple starting production on iPhone 5S
According to the rumor, Apple is believed to be in the early stages of production on the new device iPhone 5S. The report says that the next iPhone will enter trial production in December 2012 and ramp up to volume production in the first quarter of next year. The report indicated that the iPhone 5S would come out before the new iPad.
There are several things about this report that don’t match up with Apple usual production schedule. For the past two years, iPhones have come out in the fall, while iPad models have debuted in the spring. Before that, Apple announced new models of the iPhone in the summer at the Worldwide Developers conference (though the Verizon iPhone 4 and the white iPhone 4 came out later than the initial model) .
Then again, Apple hasn’t exactly shied away from changing up its production schedule in the past. As recently as last month, the company surprised its consumers with a new version of the MINI iPad with a faster processor, dock connector and new front facing camera.