The delay in the release date of the Apple iPhone 5 has created a tremendous buzz among people, and now it seems that this Apple device will arrive not before September of this year. But is this just a rumor, or there are some grounds? The FBR Capital Market analyst Craig Berger claims that the iPhone 5 will be probably release during the month of September.
Berger says, “We think a September launch is more likely, off from Apple’s traditional iPhone launch schedule, but giving the firm more time to enhance its next-generation instant communications on the phone.”
Berger also asserts that, he came to such conclusion due to the different reports he got from the parts suppliers in Asia. According him, suppliers for some iPhone 5 components have still yet to be determined.
Moreover, a significant number of vendors of chips have not received the basic orders from Apple, which itself indicates that such a crucial launch would not be prepared by June.
Besides an analyst an analyst from Ticonderoga Securities named Brian White, who is at present visiting tech companies in Taiwan and China, claims all these rumors are undoubtedly exaggerated.
In Friday on a research note, he mentioned, “We are increasingly becoming suspicious around continued reports of a delayed iPhone 5 launch into September/October versus the typical June/July time frame,” White goes on to say, “There is a pattern of activity in motion within the supply chain that makes us question a delayed launch,” he wrote. “We believe Apple is keeping its iPhone 5 cards extra close to the vest on this launch to avoid a falloff in iPhone 4 demand ahead of a refresh, especially given the February launch of the CDMA iPhone 4 with Verizon.”
Apple has always kept things secret regarding the iPhone 5 release date. In a press release for the June Worldwide Developers’ Conference, which is an event that usually involves issues relating to the iPhone, Apple didn’t mentioned anything about any new hardware.
the Senior VP of Worldwide Product Marketing for Apple, Philip Schiller, stated, “At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS.”
Investors are keenly waiting for Apple to clarify its plans on the iPhone 5 launch, after the close of the market on April 20, due to a major amount of its revenue will be generated from iPhone sales.