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  • iPhone 5 Enters Trial Production, Full Production Beginning Quarter 3


    A Chinese publication, China Times is reporting this morning that they have production details regarding Apple's fifth generation iPhone. According to the chinese translation, the new handset is in a "trial production" and will go into full production very soon, in the third quarter of this year. For anyone who's followed Apple's release schedules for the previous four generations of the iPhone, this should not come as any surprise.

    Further details in the article confirm other rumors we've heard about for the iPhone 5. China Times again states that we'll see a larger screen, supposedly to combat the onslaught of Android devices with larger screen sizes. Other rumors restated in the article include the inclusion of NFC technology, which the rumor mill has flip-flopped on, as well as an antenna redesign that would supposedly alleviate the well-documented issues with antenna design of the iPhone 4. There's also a mention of the A5 processor, which would be surprising not to see in the iPhone 5.

    Finally, the report discusses a new scratch-resistant metal chassis, again no major surprises. If this report is any indication, the new iPhone will feature much of the established rumors. It is expected that Apple will release the iPhone 5, barring production delays, in early summer 2011.

    Source:
    China Times (Google Translate)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 5 Enters Trial Production, Full Production Beginning Quarter 3 started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 89 Comments
    1. bstunt10190's Avatar
      bstunt10190 -
      absolutely, i did the exact same thing
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by IXAdamOwnzXI View Post
      Really hope it has a larger screen and a slide out keyboard
      Larger screen on same size body YES, slide out keyboard NO!
    1. Whitefright's Avatar
      Whitefright -
      and I just got the iP4... well. Imma put this thing up on craigslist before the iPhone 5 comes out and save up for that bad boy
    1. blwallace5's Avatar
      blwallace5 -
      Lol @ the people who don't know what a fiscal year is!!
    1. iamutman's Avatar
      iamutman -
      China Times again states that we'll see a larger screen,
      One thing I have yet to see be addressed is how will apps work on a 4" screen? The last time apple went through a screen size change was with the iPad, and that worked cuz it could just double the pixels and retain the same proportions without making the devs update their apps. If a 4" iPhone came into play, however, how would that work? Assuming compatibility with old apps, would the old apps function in the same proportion, leaving unused screen space for the hundreds of thousands of apps already available? Would the old apps be stretched on the i5, potentially causing problems? Would there be a segmentation of "compatible with i5 screen size" apps and old apps? This has been bugging me for awhile.
    1. Sem656's Avatar
      Sem656 -
      Lol wait til it comes out to see. But is production really gonna start in the third quarter so we won't see June-July release?
    1. akafred's Avatar
      akafred -
      if the screen is bigger they will probably give it the same resolution as the iPhone 4 so all apps will run fine. i cant see them marginally bumping resolutions and creating a third resolution for app devs to support.
    1. Sem656's Avatar
      Sem656 -
      Yeah with how high res the retina display is I heard you would hardly tell a difference on a bigger screen
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by blwallace5 View Post
      Lol @ the people who don't know what a fiscal year is!!
      I know what a fiscal year is jackwagon! It's not usually reported that way in the news... The report usually adjusts it to match "civilisation" quarters.

      I would imagine that if CNN picked this story up, they would use our quarters, not Apple's. They don't rule the world yet.
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      I really hope they don't make it thinner or more compact. It's honestly small enough. Use the extra room to pack more horsepower and battery life. I don't want to feel like it's going to snap in half either.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      First of all why would Apple make the screen bigger?

      It'd ruin their Retina Display and its 326ppi. Apps would need to be altered to work with the 4" screen anyway. I think Apple will stick with 3.5" and the Retina Display for a while and just change from lame LCD to OLED or AMOLED.
    1. phillphill's Avatar
      phillphill -
      They are going the wrong way... I want it to be the size of a credit card and fit in my wallet.. maybe on IPhone 25.
    1. Be Expressive's Avatar
      Be Expressive -
      So glad I kept my 3G iPhone and didn't upgrade
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      If this is half as much as a jump between the 3Gs an the 4, it's an insta-buy!
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      Quote Originally Posted by An App For That View Post
      thats one good first post!
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Quote Originally Posted by Whitefright View Post
      and I just got the iP4... well. Imma put this thing up on craigslist before the iPhone 5 comes out and save up for that bad boy
      actually best time to get best selling price is now


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. babyblue_pimp's Avatar
      babyblue_pimp -
      4" screen + dual core... hmm i hope the battery doesn't suck
    1. phillphill's Avatar
      phillphill -
      Quote Originally Posted by babyblue_pimp View Post
      4" screen + dual core... hmm i hope the battery doesn't suck
      Another idea they should work on... perpetual motion energy like some watches... thats one for IPhone 25 to...
    1. nomercy413's Avatar
      nomercy413 -
      Quote Originally Posted by EskimoRuler View Post
      ^ i know right

      Looking forward to it, might have to sell my ip4 to do an early upgrade
      that's what iv'e done for every model!
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      We don't need larger iPhones! I was messing with the new Android phones and they are just not practical... I mean if you want a tablet then get a tablet. I think the form of the iPhone 4 is perfect. Now if they can enlarge the screen without enlarging the phone then by all means... but a larger iPhone = fail

      tim