Foxconn and Pegatron, maker of the iPhone in China have started to produce the iPhone 5 device, according to a leaked report, the launch is likely in October. A Japanese site, Macotakara, reported that 85 percent of orders taken Foxconn, while Pegatron only take 15 percent of the rest, had to stock the iPhone 5 unit, but not embedded IOS 5, because Apple will install it, along with the final packaging prior to shipping.
Macotakara also said the manufacturing schedule for U.S. launch in early October 2011, while Asia had to wait until next month. Last month, another source said the iPhone 5 device is in production, with order unit as many as 15 million units.
There has been no official confirmation from Apple, but claims Macotakara site is consistent with other rumors. In fact, Deutsche Telekom has started taking pre-orders in anticipation of the release in the fall, while Best Buy is getting ready to launch in October, according to information leaked.
Certainly very interesting, if Apple released the iPhone 5 in October, iPhone 5 will enter a competitive rivalry, because Samsung and Motorola also released product that can be said to be a strong competitor iPhone 5. Samsung released Samsung Galaxy S2 and Motorola released the Motorola Bionic Droid. However, Foxconn and Pegatron have not confirmed that they are producing handsets iPhone 5 officially, so all the reports continued to be still a rumor and speculation.
According to the news, iPhone 5 runs on both CDMA and GSM networks, so that Apple could sell the same version on more operators. It is also expected to offer a larger touchscreen, an 8 megapixel camera and Qualcomm chip with feature that support NFC mobile payment capabilities.