Less than two months removed from the last iPhone refresh, rumors abound that Apple is actively preparing the next-generation iPhone 5S.
That’s according to a trusted source speaking in confidence today with Digitimes. If the information coming out of the Asian supply chain is, indeed, accurate… the iPhone 5S will exist as hardware before the end of December.
Apple is expected to begin trial production of a new version of its iPhone 5, or iPhone 5S, in December with initial production volumes likely to top 50,000-100,000 units, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
The source does admit, however, that the so-called iPhone 5S will not be ready for widespread global release before year’s end. In fact, the next iPhone refresh isn’t expected until at least after the close of the first quarter of 2013.
Around that time, Digitimes says, Apple is also likely to release “a new version of iPad a quarter later than the iPhone 5S, since the display resolution of its latest version of iPad has come out lower than expected.”