iPhone 5S Production Rumored to Have Begun

iphone_5_displayJapanese blog Mac Otakara reports (via AppleInsider) that Foxconn is ready to ramp up production on iPhone 5S and that it would be built on the same production lines that currently build the iPhone 5.

Mac Otakara is also reporting that Japan's number one cellular provider, NTT DoCoMo, which doesn't currently carry iPhones, is reducing orders for Android phones for the Fall 2013 season. This move has caused rival carriers to speculate that DoCoMo is preparing to carry the iPhone.

Earlier today, iMore's Rene Ritchie confirmed that iPhone 5S would likely arrive this summer in August. The iPhone 5 geared up production in the summer for a fall release, which would mean a spring production for a summer iPhone 5S makes sense. Previously, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek reported that the 5S would enter production in March.

The iPhone 5S  is reportedly going to have improved internals while having the outside shell unchanged, which matches the design for previous "S version" iPhones. It's also rumored to have a fingerprint sensor on the home button and improved flash for the rear camera.

Mac Otakara has been accurate in the past, like details on the redesigns of the iPod nano and iPod touch. They've also had some misses, however, like a rumor about how the iPod nano would include Wi-Fi capabilities to support iTunes in the Cloud.

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komodrone Avatar
147 months ago
I hope it has more than just an extra flash and finger scanner.

it's 1nm thinner. MIND-BLOWN.
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mjmar Avatar
147 months ago
new software > new hardware
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thedeejay Avatar
147 months ago
Wishlist:

-- Back to 3.5 inch screen
-- LTE-Advanced
-- A6X Processor
-- Retina Display
-- 13+ MP camera.

Option #1 granted: Buy a 4 or 4S
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SamGabbay Avatar
147 months ago
Anyone else doubting a fingerprint scanner?
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AngelOfSoul Avatar
147 months ago
So excited about this. Been waiting for snappier safari quite a while. :D
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Reach9 Avatar
147 months ago
So a finger print scanner, and improved flash? I really hope Apple would stop the "S" versions due to the Android devices (mainly Samsung) doing really well.
I just hope to god that iOS 7 is worth it, because iOS 6 was an epic fail and felt more like iOS 5.3. Here's pulling for Jony Ive!

Keeping my 4S and waiting for the 6.
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