The launch of the iPhone 5 could be delayed
Apple fans and those interested in buying the new iPhone 5 might have to wait longer than hoped. According to research firm Piper Jaffray, the delay is related to problems with delivery of a Qualcomm chipset that’s to be integrated into iPhone 5. More specifically, it is the modem chipset developed on a new technology (28 nm), chipset dedicated to Internet connection in LTE networks.
The market demand for this chipset is very high, and Qualcomm is urged to spend more money to speed up production. According to Qualcomm CFO, Bill Keitel, they are spending tens of millions of dollars on this project.
note: the picture is an iPhone 5 concept design
Most blogs alleges that this is a leaked picture of the new iPhone 5 (Credit: iLab Factory):
update on the release date:
The latest iPhone 5 rumours say that the long awaited smartphone will be released on September 12th, 2012.