Apple iPhone 5 could be delayed to September. iPad 2 “not delayed”
Whether it will be called iPhone 5 or not, a new iPhone is going to be introduced by Apple later this year.
Looking at the launch dates of the previous four iPhone models, we could say the new Apple smartphone will be released in June or July. But maybe that won’t be the case this year.
According to Business Insider, which quotes FBR Capital Markets analyst Craig Berger, Apple seems to be facing some problems with hardware suppliers (including casing, touch panel, and chip suppliers), which may not be ready to ship components in due time.
As such, the analyst believes “a September launch is more likely.” Of course, there’s no way to confirm this at the moment.
As previously rumored, the iPhone 5 could have a 4 inch display, and a dual-core processor. These enhanced features (never seen in an Apple smartphone before) do make sense, as the Cupertino company certainly doesn’t want its new handset to be bested by the latest Android smartphones, like the LG Optimus 2X, Motorola Atrix, or Samsung Galaxy S II.
Recently, there have been also rumors about a possible delay of the new iPad 2. However, Reuters has it that this is not true, relying on info received from an anonymous source “familiar with the matter.”
This being said, we could see the new iPad announced as soon as April. We’ll bring more details as they become available.