The Apple iPhone has become both an economic and cultural phenomenon. (Photo : Apple)
The highly anticipated iPhone 5 may be arriving in September instead of October. Apple also seems to be facing battery supply issues.
Techradar stated that Chinese site Sina published a report predicting that iPhone 5 would be launched in September. There was even hint of the phone being release at the end of August.
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However, not all is positive news. There have been reports that only 30 percent of the batteries meet Apple's standard, which would delay them for a bit. There are also mentions of Apple having a hard time getting the supply for batteries. However, Analyst Brian White stated that they fully expect Apple to figure out the issue prior to the launch later in the year.
However, the question still beckons; if Apple is truly having issues with their supply, will they be able to put it all together for a late August release or a September release.
As usual, Apple has made no mentions about anything regarding their latest smartphone.
The only news on the device has been a series of rumors and speculations. Speculations include a new four inch screen to replace its 3.5 inch screen. There have also been rumors of a new dock adapter that is far smaller than its predecessor. Rumors indicate that the new dock will use Micro MagSafe, which will have a chip in both ends of the new power supply that will check whether the accessories are genuine or not. It the rumors hold true, that will mean that iPhone 5 owners will only be able to utilize Apple licensed accessories to charge the phone. This will also likely see higher prices from Apple to purchase its exclusive accessories. ZDNet also states that new connector would be similar to that currently used on the Apple Macbook Pro and Air laptops.
Over a week ago, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou stated that the iPhone would put the new Samsung Galaxy S3 to "shame."