Apple is planning to launch a completely redesigned iPhone in the third quarter of the year with a 4-inch display and sleek unibody case, according to Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White.
“The buzz around the new iPhone 5 is growing in Asia and speculation around the timing of the launch has begun,” White said in a note to investors.
The analyst expects the new iPhone to land in stores in either August or September with LTE connectivity. Earlier, we’ve heard Asian publications report that a Foxconn HR hinted at an official launch in October. Preliminary production of components for the net iPhone is said to start in June.
We saw a big chunk of last year’s rumors about the iPhone go into the garbage bin, so we’d take this with an extra grain of salt. Just in case.