No iPhone 5 yet because of demand for current iPhone 4?

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There is much speculation regarding when Apple will be launching the iPhone 5. There has been talk that a new iPhone will not be released before Q4 of this year or even early next year. Many reasons have been given for this, but today we have reports that there will be no iPhone 5 yet because of high demand for the iPhone 4.

An article on DigiTimes is reporting Apple has not started production plans for the iPhone 5 as demand for the iPhone 4 continues to rise. Sources at Taiwan based panel makers, are claiming that suppliers are not ready to change their production lines because of the high demand for iPhone 4 parts.

Currently it is claimed Apple have not given suppliers a timetable for ending the production run for parts of the iPhone 4. Apple usually supplies this when they are getting ready for the next generation of iPhone.

This has led to many predicting that Apple will only slightly change the current iPhone, and then return to releasing a new handset every June or July each year. Other speculation has led to some thinking the iPhone 5 will see a major design change, and some technical problems are still present.

Apple may still bring out a new handset in June, but this year may have kept everything further under wraps compared to last year’s early leaks of the iPhone 4. Do you think the next iPhone will be much different to the current model?

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