iPhone 5 to be delayed slightly due to production problems - Report

As iPhone 5 case leaks continue to hit the web, speculation is reaching a frenzy regarding Apple's plans for its next-gen iPhone.

As iPhone 5 case leaks continue to hit the web, speculation is reaching a frenzy regarding Apple's plans for its next-gen iPhone.

Or make that iPhones - plural. As we've noted earlier, Apple is expected to introduce two new iPhone models this Fall. One will be positioned as a low-cost iPhone 4 model while another will be an iPhone 5 with a larger screen and a completely new teardrop form factor. Furthermore, it's believed that the iPhone 5 will be a worldmode phone capable of running on both GSM and CDMA networks.

Now the latest iPhone rumblings are particularly interesting and come courtesy of Seth Weintraub of 9to5Mac.com

Specifically, Apple will have 10 million of the low-cost iPhone 4 units ready for launch this October with production set to increase ahead of the busy holiday shopping season. Weintraub notes that these low cost iPhone 4s will be "priced aggressively and be everywhere."

As for the redesigned iPhone 5, there's both good news and bad news. The good news is that the iPhone 5 sounds like a huge step up from the already impressive iPhone 4. The bad news is that it might be subject to delays.

It appears that the tear-drop shaped iPhone 5 with larger screen and thinner, rounder body is seeing continued design and production delays, at least on one assembly line (Apple has multiple production sources – Pegatron, Foxconn, etc).  We therefore think that iPhone 5 will be delayed slightly at the very least and may see shortages all the way into 2012.

The iPhone 5 itself is a sight to behold, we’ve been told.  It is impossibly light, yet much firmer than Samsung Galaxy phones which are backed in plastic.  The camera rivals point and shoot cameras and will be a major marketing point for this device.

Well that's certainly intriguing.

With an 8-megapixel camera along with an A5 dual core processor, the larger screen iPhone 5 will certainly be at the top of everyone's shopping lists this holiday season assuming that supply isn't an issue. The next few months are the busiest shopping months of the year and you can bet that Apple and its partners are working furiously to get iPhone 5 production up and running without interruption.

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