As the speculated fall launch date of the iPhone 5 draws near, the whirlwinds of rumors and speculations are becoming more and more specific.  A recent rumor has suggested that Apple’s sixth-gen iPhone development is currently in the third stage “engineering verification test."

As the speculated fall launch date of the iPhone 5 draws near, the whirlwinds of rumors and speculations are becoming more and more specific.  A recent rumor has suggested that Apple’s sixth-gen iPhone development is currently in the third stage “engineering verification test.”

The significance of this rumor is that it contradicts rumors that Apple has already begun production of the iPhone 5. 

Apple’s products go through various stages before the consumer versions are made available.  Since iPhone 5 is still in the third stage of EVT, there is a high possibility that it will take another month or two before it enters the “design verification test” stage. 

If Apple is indeed currently in the final production stage then consumers can expect the iPhone 5 to drop early this fall (mid September to early October), but if the later rumor is true then people may have to wait a little longer—maybe well into November. 

Additionally, it’s confirmed that the iPhone 5 will boast 1GB of RAM, 4G LTE, and near-field communications (NFC) hardware. 

Source: BGR

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