Report: iPhone 5 “launch is likely a very late 2011 or more likely a 2012 event”

More rumours of the iPhone 5 have surfaced today thanks to Avian Securities. They sent a note to their clients that based on their conversations with key component suppliers they believe the next generation iPhone will start production this September and that a “launch is likely a very late 2011 or more likely a 2012 event”. In addition, Avian also went on record that they’ve “uncovered several data-points” that confirms “a lower-spec/lower-price iPhone” is in the works. Yet another analyst prediction based off rumours and thankfully WWDC is coming up in a couple months. Business Insider has posted the full note in its entirety:

“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.”

Source: BI
Via: IntoMobile