The launch of iPhone 5 was just around a month back and now we are getting reports that Apple is planning on starting a trial production of iPhone 5S as early as next month. This report comes from a Chinese language paper – Commercial Times – that strongly believes that the Cupertino company is in no mood for resting, and the company might be upgrading their iPhone hardware so that the trial production can begin next month.
This report really comes too early, but as a matter of fact, it points out some valid claims. The publication points out that Apple is facing low yield rates for certain components that are used in the iPhone 5 and therefore Apple might speed up the process to launch the next generation of iPhone.
Facing low yield rates in the production of iPhone 5, Apple has accelerated the certification processes for related parts and components for the iPhone 5S, the paper revealed.
Further, the Commercial Times claims that the iPhone 5S could enter mass production in the first quarter of 2013. Well, if this comes to be true, then we can expect to see the iPhone 5S earlier than expected.
The iPhone 5 is the sixth generation smartphone and mostly all the previous releases follow either the normal twelve month release cycle, or more than that. Looking at the track record of Apple, it is highly unlikely that Apple can launch the next generation of iPhone in the next few months, but still, we cannot be sure because Apple is known to not follow any fixed release pattern. We can say this, because Apple has shocked us when the company announced the fourth generation of iPad, just eight months after the third generation. That’s why when we talk about Apple, our predictions can go wrong. It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out in the next few weeks.