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iPhone 5 delayed until 2012?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Apr 2011 1:37 User comments (3)

iPhone 5 delayed until 2012? According to an Avian Securities client note this morning, Apple may not be shipping their upcoming iPhone 5 until very late 2011, or even early 2012.
Additionally, Apple may be ready to unveil a lower spec, lower priced iPhone, one that will help Apple take some share in the low-end smartphone market currently dominated by Android.

Avian bases its assumptions on multiple conversations with a "key component supplier" in Asia.

Says the note:

Supporting out comments over the last month, conversations with yet another key component supplier indicates that production for iPhone-5 will begin in September. This is consistent with Avian findings in the supply chain in recent months and we believe the consensus view is moving towards this scenario. In addition, our conversations also indicate the existence of a lower-spec/lower-priced iPhone in Apple's roadmap. However, while our contacts have seen the placeholder in the Apple roadmap, they do not yet have insight into specs or production timing.

This leads us to believe that any launch is likely a very late 2011 or more likely a 2012 event. As a reminder, Avian has uncovered several data-points in recent months pointing to the existence of a lower-spec/lower-price iPhone. A lower-spec/lower-price iPhone has also been speculated in the press and gadget blogs, though we do not believe consensus currently discounts the existence of such a model.

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3 user comments

112.4.2011 2:19

Wasn't there a news story just recently about how apple had paid a lot extra for first dibs on these parts?



212.4.2011 12:41

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Wasn't there a news story just recently about how apple had paid a lot extra for first dibs on these parts?
Once Steve dies, Apple will be lost. he was the only person with brains that worked there.

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312.4.2011 19:21

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Wasn't there a news story just recently about how apple had paid a lot extra for first dibs on these parts?
Once Steve dies, Apple will be lost. he was the only person with brains that worked there.
Yes and no. While I think he is a visionary for many things in technology I think he is also and egotistical ass that keeps Apple in Lockdown unjustifiably and not always for the good of their customers. He has perfected marketing his products as magical and trouble free when we all know that is not the case. Somehow Apple still remains as some sort of status symbol to many today and they think if they own an apple product they are hip and cool.

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