New iPhone 5: details leaked from the factory
The iPhone 4S was similarly smuggled out of its manufacturing facility in 2010 and images and videos leaked on the internet. This is not the first time an iPhone 5 rendering has been leaked. Earlier this month tech site Gizmodo too had come out with several other renderings of the new phone.
As rumored, the new phone clearly displays a smaller 19 pin dock. Built in a white frame, the unit, if it is the next generation iPhone 5, will give Apple watchers a look at the phone about two months before the actual launch. It has been widely expected that Apple could release the new phone either in September or October. A Chinese business daily has reported that there could be a delay in the release date of the new due to a shortage of chips.
According to wantchinatimes.com high-end chips used in the device are in short supply. The chips in question are the 28-nanometer fabrication, an advanced production technology which Apple uses for its new device but known only to a few companies. Meanwhile prices of Apple’s used iPhone 4S is dropping fast as owners are selling off their used handsets in anticipation of the new model. A used 16GB model is being put up on sale with a drop in price by almost Dh1,000.
While a new iPhone 4S is priced at Dh2,599 for 16GB handset and Dh2,999 for a 32GB model in the online Apple store, some retail stores have already started to drop prices. A brand new iPhone 4S is selling on Dubizzle for Dh2,100 to Dh2,300. Apple CEO has already said that the drop in sales of iPhne 4 is a result of hype about the iPhone5.