There’s been more speculation about the iPhone 5 this week, as there is every week, and now the launch date has been the subject of a couple of rumours.
It would seem that the iPhone 5 – or whatever it might be called, just the plain iPhone, possibly, if Apple’s tablet is anything to go by – hasn’t hit the production line yet, contrary to what some reports have claimed.
A source who spoke to Boy Genius Report said that the handset is currently in the EVT3 stage (Engineering Verification Test), and will hit design verification shortly, before the assembly lines are fired up and final production begins.
Over in the US, Verizon’s Chief Financial Officer, Fran Shammo, seemingly confirmed October as the month for the iPhone launch, too.
According to the Verge, Shammo said that “there’s always that, uh, rumour mill out there with a new phone coming out there in the fourth quarter, so people may be waiting.”
He was replying to a question about why customers had held back upgrading in the second quarter, and fairly obviously referring to the iPhone when he mentions “a new phone.”
If it’s the fourth quarter for the next iPhone, that means October, of course, not September.