To begin trial production next month...
According to a Chinese newspaper, Apple is already working on a new version of its iPhone 5, the iPhone '5S', with its production to begin next December.
According to the Chinese-language Commercial Times newspaper, Apple's Asian assemblers will begin the first trial-production batch of its next version of the iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 5S, with initial production volumes likely to top 50,000-100,000 units, in preparation for large-scale shipments to begin in the first quarter of next year.
Also, according to the publication, another new iPad is expected to be released a quarter later than the new phone.
And finally, it looks like the original Commercial Times article also refers to the long rumored Apple "iTV", noting that it could be released in the first half of 2013.Facing low yield rates in the production of iPhone 5, Apple has accelerated the certification processes for related parts and components for the iPhone 5S, the paper revealed.
While the speculated iPhone 5S is expected to enter volume production in the first quarter of 2013, 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, the paper added.
NEWS SOURCE #1: iPhone 5s rumor (via) TheRegister
NEWS SOURCE #2: News #a20121112PB200 (via) DigiTimes
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