Research company Avian Securities has spoken with various Apple component suppliers regarding the iPhone 5 and they have released a notice in which they state that the new phone will go into production this September.
Along with a late 2011 or early 2012 release for the company’s next iPhone, Avian Securities has also revealed that they believe a cheaper iPhone with lower-specs and a lower price point will also arrive around the same time as the new device.
The company spent the last several months gathering data from Apple’s top component suppliers and then used that data to determine a likely start of production date for the company’s 5th generation device.
Here’s the full Avian Securities notice obtained by Business Insider:
Supporting out comments over the last month, conversations with yet another key component supplier indicates that production for iPhone-5 will begin in September. This is consistent with Avian findings in the supply chain in recent months and we believe the consensus view is moving towards this scenario. In addition, our conversations also indicate the existence of a lower-spec/lower-priced iPhone in Apple’s roadmap. However, while our contacts have seen the placeholder in the Apple roadmap, they do not yet have insight into specs or production timing. This leads us to believe that any launch is likely a very late 2011 or more likely a 2012 event. As a reminder, Avian has uncovered several data-points in recent months pointing to the existence of a lower-spec/lower-price iPhone. A lower-spec/lower-price iPhone has also been speculated in the press and gadget blogs, though we do not believe consensus currently discounts the existence of such a model.