Business Insider is reporting that Capital FBR Capital Markets analyst Craig Berger says the next version of the iPhone may not be announced until September. This bucks Apple’s trend of releasing a new version of the iPhone in June or July of the last four years.
“For the iPhone 5, we continue to hear that a July launch is unlikely, with various casing suppliers and touch suppliers still ramping up, with some chip vendors not having yet received firm iPhone 5 orders, and with other sockets like the image sensor (most likely going to Omnivision exclusively, but with some potential for Sony to split that socket) still in flux. Given these factors, we think a September launch is more likely, off from Apple’s traditional iPhone launch schedule, but giving the firm more time to enhance its next-generation instant communications on the phone.”
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