The next iPhone is likely to arrive in September, according to financial analyst, Chris Whitmore of Deutsche Bank Equity Research.
In an investors’ note released 4th of June, Whitmore remarked that Apple has begun placing orders for longer lead-time components, suggesting that Apple will start shooting up production in August for a late September release.
“Our checks indicate orders for the new iPhone are starting now for longer lead-time components,” Whitmore wrote. “Specifically, we believe Apple is currently placing component orders for iPhone volume manufacturing to ramp in the August timeframe, suggesting they’re on pace for a late September launch.”
The September release of the new iPhone seems plausible since Apple has a previous tendency of launching the iPhone around this period.
Previous iPhone release dates:
iPhone 1st generation: 29 June 2007
iPhone 3G: 11 July 2008
iPhone 3GS: 19 June 2009
iPhone 4: 24 June 2010
iPhone 4S: 14 October 2011
iPhone 5: 21 September 2012
Source: PC Advisor
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