Apple’s Touch Panel Makers in Asia have mentioned that there is no Roadmap for iPhone 5 shared yet with them by Apple. They have further mentioned that before any new product launch, Apple would share the Roadmap of the product launch and ask them to stop manufacturing the current product.
“Apple has not yet released a production roadmap for iPhone 5 as shipment volumes of iPhone 4 have continued to mount and related suppliers are not yet ready to shift their production lines for new products, according to sources at Taiwan-based touch panel makers”, the Taiwanese newspaper reports.
There are speculations that iPhone 5 will have a totally new design and quite a few components changed. However, it seems that Apple hasn’t yet managed to solve all the technical issues; therefore it’s safe to say that it could be launched in 2012.
The company is not making any official statement and there are obvious reasons for that: if the release date is announced, they will not sell too much of the current version of the iPhone and the competition will know what the deadline for their high-end projects should be.