Macotakara, a Chinese IT blog site unveils the release of an iPhone5 early this October which is currently in production by Apple subcontractors. The Foxconn Technology is at 85% production while Pegatron Technology has produced 15% of said iPhones. The latest operating system iOS 5 that will ship with the iPhone 5 is not yet ready to be released so it is rumoured that this is delaying the final packaging the completed devices.
The new iPhone 5 is rumoured to no longer the single core A4 processor that is currently used by the iPhone 5, instead, it is expected to be powered by a downsized version the Apple dual-core A5 CPU that is currently used by the iPad2 as reported by Brooke Crothers of CNET. Also included in the iPhone’s product specification is a Qualcomm 3G communications chip that supports both WCDMA and CDMA services on top of this the iPhone 5 is slated to get an upgraded 8 megapixel resolution camera sensor from Sony.
According to Crothers, Forward Concepts President Will Strauss said that the iPhone’s A5 chip will be manufactured by a subcontractor namely Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) instead of Samsung due to a patent litigation matter.
The article also said that the A5 chip is expected to counterpart workload demand through its dynamic power management feature allowing an automatic reduction of processing speed during low CPU intensive operations which will result in lower heat generation and longer battery life
Jonathan S. Geller of BGR revealed that an internal Best Buy document from an insider leaked to him about the release and mentioned that Best Buy and Best Mobile stores are anticipating placing orders of the iPhone 5 early this coming week for delivery in the first week of October. Geller also said that the document says Sprint will carry iPhone5.