Nothing like a hot mobile rumor in an otherwise ordinary Wednesday.
This morning, Digitimes reported out of Asia that Apple’s sixth generation iPhone will be unveiled in September.
In recent weeks, speculation has swirled that Apple will release the next new iPhone either in June at the company’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, or in October – 12 months after the iPhone 4S was released.
If today’s reports are accurate, the 6th generation iPhone will come a little earlier than the latest projected release time.
Digitimes says today that Pegatron and Foxconn, two of Apple’s biggest manufacturing partners, have been told to get ready for a robust late summer production schedule.
To mainly focus on Apple’s orders, Pegatron has also internally decided to downsize its SI motherboard department and to shift resources to Apple’s orders. Since Asustek has been reducing its motherboard orders to Pegatron, while gross margins are also rather low, the shifting in resources is expected to benefit Pegatron in its operations, the sources noted.
Although there are serious doubts about a major redesign for the next iPhone, one feature is almost universally anticipated – 4G LTE connectivity.