iPhone 5 orders signal September launch
9th May 2012 | 11:15
10-inch iPad 4 in the works as well
A Taiwan-based supply chain source told DigiTimes, that scattergun of accuracy news outlet, that Chinese firm Pegatron Technology got the iPhone 5 orders ahead of a scheduled September launch for the next-generation Apple handset.
According to the report Pegatron has also received orders for a 10-inch iPad, which is due to launch at the end of this year - which sounds equally spurious.
Questions marks raised
There are rumours suggesting that we'll see the iPhone 5 on June 5 at Apple WWDC, which throws into question this latest report of a September release, as Apple likes to roll out its products a matter of weeks after the launch.
The Cupertino-based firm is unlikely to keep its loyal fans waiting almost three months after the launch event and our suspicions don't stop here.
The news of a 10-inch iPad arriving before the year is out is also dubious, as Apple is well known for its yearly product cycles and the screen size is not a radical change from the 9.7-inch offering on all previous iPad incarnations.
So this report is far from convincing, but if the September release date does stand up, we're unlikely to see the iPhone 5 at WWDC.
However let's not forget all the noise surrounding the possible iPad Mini, which is rumoured to be arriving sometime this year.