Apple on Track to Build Multiple New iPhone Models as Early as June

Apple is on track to begin production of new iPhone models between June and July in time for a September launch, according to a report. In a recent visit to tech suppliers in Asia, Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty received word that production of the new models (a successor to the flagship iPhone 5 and a low-cost iPhone) are on track, AppleInsider reported Wednesday. A separate report Tuesday had claimed that Sharp would start mass production of iPhone 5S LCD displays in June.

What Else You Need To Know

  • In addition to the high-end iPhone 5S, Apple is reportedly releasing a low-cost iPhone in order to penetrate emerging markets, where low-end and mid-range phones from Nokia and Samsung are popular.
  • Huberty said that iPhone 5 shipments are now in line with expectations.

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There is still talk the device will not be available before the fall with a possible September or November release, and CEO Tim Cook recently suggested there would be no high end products launched by the company before then. - Gary, Phones Review  
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