Apple iPhone 5 assembly has begun

Apple iPhone 5 assembly has begun
Citing a "Chinese source", Japanese site Macotakara is reporting that assembly has begun on the Apple iPhone 5. Contract manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron have started work on putting together Apple's next-gen handset with the former responsible for 85% of the units produced and the latter assembling 15% of the iPhone 5 models that will hit the market.

The finished units are not being packaged because allegedly, Apple is not yet ready to install iOS 5 on the devices. Regardless, the report says that sources have implied that the Apple iPhone 5 will still be ready for an early October launch in the U.S. as we reported, with an Asian launch scheduled for later next month or early November.

While Macotakara doesn't have a spotless track record when it comes to the Apple iPhone 5-in May the site reported that a SIM-less model of the device would be launched in August-this new information dovetails with other reports that Pegatron would start shipping the assembled phone this month. And with reports that Pegatron will supply Apple with 10 million iPhone 5 units, simple math reveals that would mean 57 million units will be produced by Foxconn.

As we told you, based on leaked photos of case designs and other information, the next gen Apple iPhone 5 is expected to sport a bigger screen in the range of 3.7 to 4 inches that will run from edge-to-edge. An A5 dual-core processor is thought to be under the hood while an elongated home button reads gestures. On the back, an 8MP camera is speculated to be on board.

source: Macotakara (translated) via AppleInsider

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1. jacko unregistered

sammy should sue for bigger screen in the range of 3.7 to 4 inches dual-core processor 8MP camera lol and sammy should sue apple for making such s**t phones oh btw FIRST

2. daniyo

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

yea! >:D sammy ftw

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1547; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Someone should sue your English and grammar teacher(s).

9. MATTOZ unregistered

What's the matter whith this dumbass named 'baldilocks'? This is a forum not a classroom... We talk smartphones thing, not a ABC... and Syntax rules.

10. MATTOZ unregistered

by the way: I mean: "with".. just in case this dumbass try to correct my grammar...

11. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

That's a spelling mistake, not grammar. I usually don't correct people but you set yourself up for that one lol

18. Pete11261

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

You're an idiot.

29. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

s**t phones? thats the only thing samsung could sue anyone for since their phones are some of the most unreliable pieces of s**t on the market. they basically invented the brick.

34. ahmedra2ol

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 01, 2011

s**t on you apple fan boy

4. ilia1986 unregistered

So.. they are making a phone with year-old specs, and 2 year-old Operating System feature wise. I wonder how many iPhones will it take for iSheep to realize the truth: "Truth? What Truth?" "That you are a slave, iSheep. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage, born inside a prison that you cannot smell, taste, or touch. A prison for your mind". "Unfortunately, no one can be told what Android is. You have to see it for yourself."

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31760; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Awww shut up

12. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

lol, Android users usually start getting tense around this time.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

actually im excited. this is a fun time of year no matter what side of the fence you sit on. Ur excited to be force fed your one and only choice for a new iphone, and im excited because there is so much great android stuff coming down the line i dont know which to choose. SGS2, Prime, bionic, quad core phones shortly after.. ooh.. christmas time is a fun time in electronics. :)

17. ilia1986 unregistered

Yeah right. Except I'm an iPhone user, E.N. And I don't get tense. I get underwhelmed. On a daily basis. Because we already know what iOS 5 will be like. And then I watch a couple more YouTube videos depicing widgets, live wallpapers, custom launchers, custom roms, custom keyboards, etc - and get even more underwhelmed. Even if the iPhone 5 will have better hardware specwise than the SGS Note - something that will NOT happen - I will still be underwhelmed. Because that's exactly what iOS5 is - very very underwhelming, not to say disappointing. But yeah I agree with remixfa. Let's wait and see what concoction has Apple come up with this time. And how silly its marketing going to be.

21. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

are you Ilia Laurs? getjars CEO

22. ilia1986 unregistered

lol I wish.

24. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Dude, did you read your post #4? Unless you have split personalities, you're Android. Just a few days ago you wrote a freaking song about why you hate iPhone. And tense is a good word. It seems more like worry and trying to throw all the negative comments in the world about Apple instead of actual interest. Its around this time where all the anti-Apple people come out of hiding and show their colors. At least it has been for the last 3 years so I don't see why this year would be any different. The signs are point-less arguments (more so than usual), over-use of the word iSheep (again more-so than usual), crazy arguments like "year-old specs", and unwillingness to accept iPhone as even a somewhat good device. You guys are right on schedule, maybe even a little bit early.

28. ilia1986 unregistered

I own an iPhone 4, which makes me an iPhone user. I never said that the iPhone is a bad device - it's just not as good as the top Android phones. And iPhone 5 - is already very outdated spec-wise when you look at phones like the SGS2, Sensation, and the SGS Note. I bought an iPhone 4. Do you know why? Because they announced @ WWDC 2010 that they are improving the GUI, making it more customizable, with custom homescreen wallpapers and folders. So I said to myself "Ah, finally Apple has learned what it needs to improve in iOS. They recognize that since their main competitor have them - so must they". So I bought the iPhone 4 - and here comes WWDC 2011 - and guess what - I got NOTHING. NOTHING in terms of further user customization. Absolutely nothing. That is why I am underwhelmed, that is why I'm disappointed. Because I could care less what hardware comes with the iPhone 5 - hardware is meant to run good software - and that's why the SGS2\Note and others pack such powerful hardware - because android is more intensive graphically wise - and that would be due to... That's right! - Customization!

30. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

a device with last years specs that will outperform any Android phone with this years specs. sounds pretty normal to me.

33. ilia1986 unregistered

You do realize that An old Nokia phone will outperform the iPhone 4 in terms of time it takes to load the contacts, right? It's not just about performance - it's about the graphical bells and whistles as well. That's called - an attractive user interface. And Android's is 600 times better. Because it's customizable. Windows 95 will run faster on a Pentium 4, than Windows 7 will run on a Core 2 duo processor. Does that mean that the Pentium machine with Windows 95 is better? Just how ignorant must you be to say that it's all about performance?

37. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011


38. bobby2680 unregistered

very well said. exactly how i would describe it :)

44. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

And its also the time of the year that iDiot iSheep start going nuts with all the prediction and start claiming stupid things like "the iphone will destroy all other phones" and " this iphone is gonna.......xxxxxxxx" and start fights with anyone that doesnt agree.. ooh wait... your right on time.

13. stealthd unregistered

Good to know you're more interested in stupid fanboy bs than actually having a conversation here. Thanks for adding to the noise.

19. Pete11261

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

For real, shut your mouth. Liking a certain phone doesn't make you a "slave." it's just a phone for goodness sake. You are overreacting a little. It's people's own money. What they spend it on is their own business.

5. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

And what specs are 2 years old? Bionic launching on 9/8 has a dual core processor and 8 megapixel camera. What is it that android can do that iPhone can't exactly.

6. jacko unregistered

make phone calls

31. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

lol right. you mean like the samsung fascinate? 3 software updates from samsung and it still doesnt work.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31760; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly all phones have the same specs now and something better is always around the corner...

20. zach44

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

4g LTE which the iPhone won't have till next year if they are lucky but o do agree with you the bionic wont be a good phone compared to the prime vigor and sgs2

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