When a new Apple product is set to be released, Apple usually lays out a production roadmap for the device a few months before its release. The production roadmap includes anything from the parts that need to be purchased from suppliers, to the amount of parts needed before the manufacturing of the new product can begin.

According to DigiTimes, touchscreen panel makers are claiming that Apple hasn’t detailed production for the iPhone 5. Instead, shipment volumes for the iPhone 4 have continued to mount, which leads them to believe it might not be released until next year or maybe later this year…

“The remarks come amid growing market speculation saying that Apple will delay the launch of the iPhone 5 until September, or even 2012 because of a shortage of upstream components.

While acknowledging there should be a roadmap for each generation of products, the sources insisted that touch panel shipments for iPhone 4 have remained steady, and that they have not seen a timetable to stop current production in preparation for the next-generation of iPhone.”

With countless rumors regarding a release time frame for the iPhone 5, there’s more and more evidence mounting that we probably won’t be seeing the iPhone 5 anytime this Summer, but rather late Fall or maybe even next year.

What do you think?

  • BoNzY

    Oh well

    • BoNzY

      I’m happy with my iPhone 4, and will be for a long time 😀

      • Twited21

        I’m with you

      • Sascha

        +1 🙂

  • Wasabi

    I was talking to someone that worked at at&t and they told me that september might be the release date. Who knws how true that is tho

  • Dodgerdeezy

    iPhone 4 is the best. Who cares about the 5.

  • iKing

    That’s good for me. I won’t have to worry about paying an early upgrade fee if they wait til 2012 =D

    • Jj

      I agree. I wonder if they will once again give users the option to upgrade early like they did when the four was released. That would be awesome.

    • Syc01cE

      I have to agree as well… Let my AT&T contract run out then iPhone 5 with VZW sounds perfect

  • ddr

    Only reason iPhone 5 would be better would be if it had touch-sensitive home button, bigger display, better cameras and A5 chip.

    • Binary-Stalker

      No to the home button.

      It would be extremely annoying to actually avoid touching it, and harder to enter DFU Mode.

  • Shareef

    We will see

  • Jeff

    I think you should post some more rumors. Because reading 5 contradicting iPhone5 rumors every day is just not enough.