Apple Begins Producing iPhone 5 in July

Apple releases a new version of iPhone in June each year since 2007. Now according to some resource, there will be no iPhone 5 in June this year.

A report from Reuters citing “three people with direct knowledge of the company’s supply chain” shows that the much-anticipated iPhone 5 is expected to go into production in July and likely begin shipping in September.

The next generation of iPhone will have a faster processor and a similar appearance with the iPhone 4. The material for the back of the device is likely replaced from the hardened glass to a metal backing. Moreover, Apple was planning to expand iPhone screen size from the longstanding 3.5 inches to a larger 4-inch “edge-to-edge” screen. Apple’s new iPhone has also been rumored to include a much-improved 8-megapixel rear camera.

Apple is apparently focusing WWDC solely on software this year to show the future of Mac OS X and iOS. The company could hold off introducing its next-generation iPhone 5 until fall when iOS 5 should be ready.