Rumors surrounding the iPhone 5S have started to pick up steam in recent weeks, and now a report from overseas claims that Foxconn has started ramping up production for the new device.
Japanese blog Macotakara says that Apple’s biggest manufacturing partner has started gearing up for the iPhone 5S. The device reportedly looks so much like the iPhone 5 that Foxconn is able to manufacture the two phones on the same line.
Macotakara has its hits and misses, so take this rumor with a healthy dose of skepticism. It feels a bit early for Foxconn to start putting units together.
The iPhone 5S is expected to arrive by August or July, depending on who you ask. A summer timeframe seems to be widely agreed upon at this point, and manufacturers would need to get a few months head start on production. The iPhone 5S is rumored to be an incremental update to the iPhone 5 that retains the same overall design. The device is expected to focus on internal improvements and better camera optics.
Apple’s plans are always subject to change, but it appears that we’ll see the successor to the iPhone 5 and maybe even a totally new iPhone this year.