Assembly of iPhone 5 Reportedly Now Underway
On the heels of reports that Best Buy is readying a new "Apple Fixture Installation" for October, we are pretty confident that the iPhone 5 will be calling that fixture home. In fact, this holiday weekend in the United States, we're hearing that Foxconn and Pegatron are now assembling the the long-awaited 5th generation iPhone.
According to a fresh report from Japanese Mac site Macotakara, sources reveal that the forthcoming iPhone 5 is in full blown production mode with Foxconn taking at least 85 percent of the production load. Pegatron, meanwhile, is responsible for roughly 15 percent of the iPhone production, based on the information presented in the Macotakara story.
Concurrent with the iPhone 5 production now underway, Apple is readying a massive promotional push (as though the iPhone 5 will require one) which will include a heavy concentration on TV ads, now also believed to be in production. Still, while all the production and promotion-related sources indicate that the iPhone 5 will reach consumers in October, this month may still be used to introduce the device publicly.
Given that all signs point to the iPhone coming to Sprint this fall, many analysts and Apple watchers believe that a Sprint iPhone 5 announcement could be just days away.