The Apple hype machine is in full speed and it seems there are conflicting reports over the start of production, which had been rumored to have started already although a new report claims that won’t happen just yet considering the iPhone 5 is in an EVT3 stage of engineering. The same source points to an obvious iPhone 5 release date window, which is fall 2012 and this is also the consensus most technology blogs agree on.
We have seen a number of engineering samples, like this metal block, and we believe Apple have produced a number of samples with varied designs, so while the so-called iPhone 5 leaks reveal at lot the specs should be taken with a pinch of salt. One of these samples would likely be the final 6th generation iPhone design, but only Apple know exactly what will arrive when the phone launches this fall.
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BGR is the blog we mention above and their “trusted source“, most websites seem to have these this year, states that the new iPhone 5 specs will include 1GB of RAM, which is double what we have in our 4S. We should also see 4G LTE, this had been obvious considering the iPad 3 received this upgrade, and another feature that has been debated is NFC. We have heard a lot of conflicting reports about NFC, and last we heard the iPhone 5 would miss out on this technology, although this latest report claims it will be there.
At the time of writing we only know the iPhone 5 release date will land this fall, and other than this launch window the date is unknown. Apple will not plan the final date until nearer the time, so any blog claiming they know is blowing hot air. Do you feel the iPhone 5 needs Near Field Communication technology?