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  • 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.

    Source: Macotakara
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Assembly of iPhone 5 Reportedly Now Underway started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Hopefully now they won't have huge shortages like when the i4 came out
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      We can only hope.
      @Apple... FYI your going to need a whole **** (boat) load
    1. darkcrave's Avatar
      darkcrave -
      I am torn right now because nVidia's Kal-El has already shown its specs and I don't know if I want to redo my contract for the iPhone 5 because its only going to be a dual core with a few new features vs Kal-El quad core made for gamers like me.

      SOMEONE HALP!!!!
    1. hookedonkronix's Avatar
      hookedonkronix -
      Quote Originally Posted by darkcrave View Post
      I am torn right now because nVidia's Kal-El has already shown its specs and I don't know if I want to redo my contract for the iPhone 5 because its only going to be a dual core with a few new features vs Kal-El quad core made for gamers like me.

      SOMEONE HALP!!!!
      LOL Tegra 3 is a long way away buddy. Not even the Nexus Prime will rock Kal-El. You're looking at Q1-Q2 of 2012 for a quad-core device.
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      and still no pictures
    1. darkcrave's Avatar
      darkcrave -
      yea thats what Im saying even if its q2 at the latest its still before 2 years, and its just not doable in my opinion to pay full price for the device when it is launched.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Hopefully now they won't have huge shortages like when the i4 came out
      Bet you they will.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Quote Originally Posted by darkcrave View Post
      I am torn right now because nVidia's Kal-El has already shown its specs and I don't know if I want to redo my contract for the iPhone 5 because its only going to be a dual core with a few new features vs Kal-El quad core made for gamers like me.

      SOMEONE HALP!!!!
      Well, I am not renewing my 2 yr contract with Att cuz of poor plan options so Im thinking h20 is better option for me.
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      Quote Originally Posted by lillewis51 View Post
      and still no pictures
      Still early for pic mate
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Hopefully now they won't have huge shortages like when the i4 came out
      That will happen again, it's all about supply and demand, by having a shortage of supplies it creates a demand for more ppl to go into the store more often
    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      Quote Originally Posted by darkcrave View Post
      I am torn right now because nVidia's Kal-El has already shown its specs and I don't know if I want to redo my contract for the iPhone 5 because its only going to be a dual core with a few new features vs Kal-El quad core made for gamers like me.

      SOMEONE HALP!!!!
      Not understanding what you need 'halp' with?
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      There are roughly four weeks between now and when it is supposedly launching. Production would have to be under way by now. This is right on track with any other iPhone launch I would think.

      Quote Originally Posted by darkcrave View Post
      I am torn right now because nVidia's Kal-El has already shown its specs and I don't know if I want to redo my contract for the iPhone 5 because its only going to be a dual core with a few new features vs Kal-El quad core made for gamers like me.

      SOMEONE HALP!!!!
      Right now, gaming is better on iOS, simply because iOS actually gets all of the games. With Android, we are lucky to get 1/2 of them. Times may be changing, but that will take time (at least another year for everything to be equal). Based on what information we have now and what we have for the foreseeable immediate future, I would go with a new iPhone, even for gaming.

      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      That will happen again, it's all about supply and demand, by having a shortage of supplies it creates a demand for more ppl to go into the store more often
      I don't expect the huge shortages they experience are planned. Extreme shortages (as we have almost always seen at every launch) only create a huge grey market for the product. Most of the shortage is based on the fact that they just cannot get enough phones made in time for launch.
    1. darkcrave's Avatar
      darkcrave -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hondamaker View Post
      Not understanding what you need 'halp' with?
      should i go for iphone or not
    1. bry2k2's Avatar
      bry2k2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by darkcrave View Post
      should i go for iphone or not
      Go with an Android, its simple, do you like being told what to do and when to do it, or do you like doing things how you want when you want

      OPEN SOURCE RULES.
    1. Axecaster's Avatar
      Axecaster -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Bet you they will.
      They kind of want a shortage of supply at the front of a release - it inflates hype and desire. Then they gradually make them more available.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Axecaster View Post
      They kind of want a shortage of supply at the front of a release - it inflates hype and desire. Then they gradually make them more available.
      EXACTLY! That's why there will be a shortage for this phone as well. Even when Foxconn converts to robots....there will still be a shortage.
    1. Stephen.'s Avatar
      Stephen. -
      Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
      Go with an Android, its simple, do you like being told what to do and when to do it, or do you like doing things how you want when you want

      OPEN SOURCE RULES.
      Lol this guy is trying to thin out the line at iPhone 5 launch to better his chances of getting one.
    1. iGadgetry's Avatar
      iGadgetry -
      Quote Originally Posted by Stephen. View Post
      Lol this guy is trying to thin out the line at iPhone 5 launch to better his chances of getting one.
      Lol. That's funny, but true. If he likes android so much. Why is he on a Apple forum.
    1. Tomcat50's Avatar
      Tomcat50 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
      Go with an Android, its simple, do you like being told what to do and when to do it, or do you like doing things how you want when you want

      OPEN SOURCE RULES.
      Do you like trojans, having to have virus/app protection software. Wondering if phone will run the app you want to use? How about ghost data and text message?
      I don't that's why I chose apple.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
      Go with an Android, its simple, do you like being told what to do and when to do it, or do you like doing things how you want when you want

      OPEN SOURCE RULES.
      Open source?! I HOPE that was a joke. There are hundred of articles written by tech blogs and Devs alike about just how locked down Android REALLY is.