Following the iPhone 4’s first birthday earlier this month, we’re now sitting patiently awaiting the release (or at least the announcement) of Apple’s iPhone 5. The device is rumored to land this September, and backing up those rumors is some new “intelligence” obtained by one investment banker on a recent trip to Taiwan.

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty met with individuals in Taiwan last week — home to Apple’s supply chain and manufacturing facilities — and issued a note to clients in which she claims the fifth-generation iPhone will enter production in August and will “ramp aggressively” into the fourth calendar quarter…

Huberty added that the iPhone 5 would be ready for launch towards the end of the third calendar quarter, which ends September. Huberty also backed up recent claims that the Cupertino company will announce a cheaper iPhone — previously dubbed the ‘iPhone nano‘ — and teased that an Apple-branded TV may also be on its way:

“We also believe Apple is in the early design stages for a TV, which could add $19 billion and $4.50 of annual revenue and EPS longer-term.”

With regards to sales, due to the later than usual launch of Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone, Huberty shifted 2 million units from Morgan Stanley’s third quarter estimates and added them to its fourth quarter estimates. Its 72 million estimate for the full year, however, remains unchanged.

[AppleInsider]

  • Ryan

    This is interesting, and I could totally see it happening. If Apple wants to keep up with android devices, apple could come out with two phones every year, this year it could be 4S, which is the same as the old iPhone 4 except it may have some minor upgrade like a faster processor, and a better camera and an iPhone 5, the next major version of the iPhone with the larger screen and stuff. I

    nstead of having the iPhone 4 as an upgrade option for $100, they can have the 4S for $100, and continue this every cycle, making it so that next year they have the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5S. It’s very interesting to think about

  • woww,…
    i love iphone5,…

  • Hiral

    fakeeee. not legit.

    • Monster86a

      How in the world do you know its fake?? Do you work at Apple? Didnt think so.

      • Hiral

        did apple announce it yet? i dont think so. this is just predictions/rumors and nothing more.
        i am sure apple is gonna launch a new iphone or similar to 4 but all we can do is predict how its gonna be like. thats it. so sit back wait and see.

  • SubPrime

    Can’t wait. I’m becoming very anxious for that release. Whatever it is i’m sure apple won’t let us down. I just hope the Iphone 5 is 4g capable.