Apple’s manufacturing partners have reportedly begun assembling the iPhone 5 according to a new report from Macotakara and the report follows news from this morning that German Apple carrier partner Deutsche Telekom has already begun pre-sales of the next-generation Apple smartphone. The site reports that Foxconn is fulfilling 85% of the production order that Apple has placed for the iPhone 5 and also reports that the packaging of the units is not being completed yet because iOS 5 is not yet ready for final installation on the devices……………….
Apple iPhone 5 production has begun and it looks likely we’ll be getting hold of the new metal-back device starting next month. Multiple rumors this weekend seem to support an October release for the faster, slimmer, lighter Apple iPhone. German carrier Deutsche Telecom is even offering iPhone 5 pre-orders to its customers on a voucher system. Internal Best Buy documents leaked this weekend to the BGR blog claim the device is set to launch in the first week of October. A second report from a different source seems to hint an October 21 launch. There’s been a spate of leaked component images in the past few weeks, now it seems the components are being put together. Small Mac website, Macotakara claims Foxconn and Pegatron have begun assembling the iPhone 5 in preparation for an early October launch in the US with an introduction in China scheduled for later that month. The report states that once the iPhones have been made they are not being boxed-up, speculating that this is in order to install iOS 5 when that software is available. iOS 5 preparation has already begun at Apple‘s chain of retail stores where staff are now being trained in iOS 5 and iCloud. This suggests the the new software and service to be set for imminent introduction. Once iOS 5 is installed on those iPhones piled-up in the warehouses beside the Pegatron and Foxconn factories, then we can expect the first units to hit retail a week or so later, suggesting Apple to be on schedule to achieve an early October launch of the phone, with the software released slightly in advance of that. Also recently it has been confirmed that Apple did use San Francisco police to help it recover its lost iPhone 5 prototype.