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  • China's Commercial Daily: iPhone 5 Production Starts in May


    On Monday, China's Commercial Times reported that Apple will begin to mass produce the fifth-generation iPhone in May, ahead of the widely anticipated annual June or July roll out of the next-gen Apple smartphone. According to the report, Apple's overseas partners are already gearing up for a massive production schedule that will likely turn out the largest batch of iPhones for a new generation launch.

    Ahead of the iPhone 5 production, the Commercial Times noted that iPad 2 production will begin in just weeks as a "small pilot" program. In March, production of the second generation tablet will swing into full gear, placing the iPad 2 on pace for the widely expected April launch. As anticipated, Foxconn will lead the production charge, remaining Apple's largest manufacturing partner, although suppliers - including Pegatron - will play increasingly bigger roles in the forthcoming mass productions.

    While there has been much speculation as to the attributes both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 5 will boast, it now appears that the production schedule for both iDevices is much more "concrete" than any uncorroborated evidence of the supposed features that either refreshed product will offer when they finally roll out later this year.

    China's Commercial Times (Google Translation)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: China's Commercial Daily: iPhone 5 Production Starts in May started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 48 Comments
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Ok. Can you please leave the site now? Not to be mean, but why are you here?
      Seriously! It's like these ppl have nothing better to do then come on here and try and convert us iPhone users to a lower standard!
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Seriously! It's like these ppl have nothing better to do then come on here and try and convert us iPhone users to a lower standard!
      Werd
    1. Prox's Avatar
      Prox -
      Erm, 4G speeds won't be out till about next year. Forgot where I read that and as for current 4G speeds they are only about a certain percentage of the actually speeds.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Seriously! It's like these ppl have nothing better to do then come on here and try and convert us iPhone users to a lower standard!
      I don't really have a problem with the people that actually say why, but it's the people that just say "ANDROID!11!" that annoy me.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by ev_ol View Post
      I really don't understand this fascination with removable batteries. The mechanisms implemented to make the batteries removable take up a lot of valuable space. Space that could be used for more battery. Will someone please explain why it's so important to be able to remove your battery? In case you drop it in water? Just turn it off and stick it in a bag of rice. I've known two people who sent their iPhone through the washing machine and both iPhones worked just fine after they had time to dry out. Replacing the battery? Most people upgrade before that even becomes necessary, but even so I've replaced iPhone batteries. It's really not that difficult. Just tedious. Maybe to keep the government from tracking you? I'm pretty sure I'm not that interesting to the government, but if I really needed to hide I could just leave my phone at home.
      Because I hate having to be near an outlet everyday, all day. If I had a spare battery half of my complaints about the iPhone would be gone.
    1. iPittsburgh's Avatar
      iPittsburgh -
      Quote Originally Posted by Prox View Post
      Erm, 4G speeds won't be out till about next year. Forgot where I read that and as for current 4G speeds they are only about a certain percentage of the actually speeds.
      Yes true 4g speed wont be available for another year but lte, wimax, and hspa+ are faster than current 3g im not about to complain about a faster network.

      And I agree with captain chaos, I really dont like to have to be near an outlet all day long. Yes there are the "juice packs" but id rather have a spare battery.
    1. HCWHunter's Avatar
      HCWHunter -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Because I hate having to be near an outlet everyday, all day. If I had a spare battery half of my complaints about the iPhone would be gone.
      I too don't understand the removable battery thing. The battery is larger and there are fewer parts and connectors to fail.

      I understand the need for recharging the iPhone every day, but it is the extremely rare occasion that I am not near an outlet, computer, or car where I can recharge my iPhone. If I'm going to be away from an outlet, I just bring my USB cable. Remembering the cable is no more problem than remembering an extra battery and I don't have to deal with charging 2 (or more) batteries.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by primalscream.40 View Post
      Agreed. But then again AT&T might be getting 4g. So that might be in the IP5. To bad I just got mine in October but I have 2 more lines that are coming due an upgrade
      i doubt that ip5 will have 4g capabilities i mean the first iphone did even 3g when the network had a great 3g network already, theyll wait for that