Rumor: Apple iPhone 5 Could Start Production in September 2011

According to Avian Securities, Apple’s iPhone 5 could begin production as late as September. The report has been circulated widely on Websites. Also this report suggests there would be a cheaper iPhone.

If the report is proved accurate, the iPhone 5 will not debut until the fourth quarter of 2011.

It is believed that Apple hadn’t yet geared up the necessary parts-ordering to push out an iPhone within the usual timeframe.

Meanwhile, speculation runs rampant over possible features in the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 could include higher-resolution cameras, Apple’s A5 proprietary processor, hardware upgraded to enable 3G FaceTime video conferencing, and NFC (near-field communication) technology, which would enable the smartphone to act as an electronic wallet.

A newly uncovered Apple patent suggests that the iPhone 5 could come equipped with a “smart bezel.”

The proposed technology would mean that the bezel surrounding the screen could be made to activate additional context-sensitive controls. It would essentially be an additional display bordering the main touchscreen.