A report from Japanese site Macotakara claims that Apple OEM manufacturers have begun iPhone 5 production for an October launch. Foxconn will allegedly assemble 85% of the units, with Petragon accounting for 15% of production volume.

While iPhone 5 units are being assembled, Apple has yet to install iOS 5 on the devices. This is due to the fact that iOS 5 is still in the final beta stages, and the software will be installed on the new hardware when it reaches its final GM version in the coming weeks.

Foxconn will produce the bulk of Apple’s orders, with Petragon slated for a much smaller percentage. The unit volume for Petragon production matches up with a previous report.

The report from Macotakara states that sources overseas project an early October launch for the iPhone 5, based on production roadmaps. We’ve been hearing a late September to early October timeframe for Apple’s next announcement already, so we have reason to believe that this new report is legitimate.

If the iPhone 5 has indeed entered the production stages, a release is imminent. The iPhone is expected to sport an A5 processor, 8 megapixel camera, and a larger display. The device could also feature a tapered design with an aluminum body. The iPhone 4 will most likely be re-tooled with cheaper components and dual baseband support.

Both devices should be featured in Apple’s next announcement, which is expected to take place in the coming weeks.


  • Binary-Stalker

    inb4 complaints about all the rumors.

  • Djttothee

    I am sick of these rumours

  • TrollinFiasco

    This report seems legit and confirms several rumours discussed..within a couple weeks it will be announced.I’m pretty excited!!

  • Whatever, wake me up when it comes out. I’m really sick of rumors.

  • Andrew

    I understand that there is a lot of rumors floating around, but why are you sick of them? The rumor mill explodes around the time of a new hardware announcement from Apple. If you don’t like it, then don’t read the article.

  • Jason Masters

    Wake me up when September ends…

  • Techno709

    rofl i laugh so hard if the dickdroid makers lose there company cause of iphone 5 awesomenous