Reuters are reporting that the new iPhone 5 will begin production in July with it shipping around September to consumers, This makes sense with other reports suggesting the same thing. Apple have the usual iPod event every September, So a launch of the new iPhone 5 around this time would more than likely be announced then.
‘Apple Inc suppliers will begin production of its next-generation iPhone in July this year, with the finished product likely to begin shipping in September, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday’
The next gen iPhone is said to have the same design as the current gen Iphone 4, But with a better camera and A5 processor. The A5 processor is the current chip being used in the iPad 2. Its a dual-core 1Ghz and will do nicely in the iPhone 5.
‘The new smartphone will have a faster processor but will look largely similar to the current iPhone 4, one of the people said. They declined to be identified because the plans were not yet public.’