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The rumored iPhone 5 announced is supposedly nearing and Apple needs to get things going. At least this what the blogosphere and Apple fans believe. It would have been really good if Apple had backed this feeling with just one official announcement of the iPhone 5. But as per our knowledge now out of all the rumors from a few months, Apple is supposed to make the official announcement later this month or early next month.
In this regard, there is a new rumor that says the iOS 5 will reach the assemblers in about 2 weeks. But this will apparently not be the final release of the iOS 5, but the GM build, or the Golden Master build. There are also rumors from the supply chain in the East that manufacturers of the iPhone 5 are producing more than 150,000 iPhones 5s a day. It is also said that the iOS 5 has not yet reached the hardware yet.
AppleInsider says the following:
“Apple reportedly plans to release the golden master of iOS 5, its forthcoming operating system update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, to its overseas assemblers at some point between September 23 and September 30, on time for a mid-October launch of a fifth-generation iPhone.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed to AppleInsider on Monday that the new iPhone and iPod touch went into mass production in late August, and assemblers are currently scheduled to receive the golden master of iOS 5 the week of September 30. Typically, a golden master version of software is identical to the code that eventually becomes the final release to the public.”
Also, Kuo said the following to MacRumors:
“Instead, his sources point to the “N94″ iPhone that has been popularly referred to as the “iPhone 4S” as the sole new iPhone model set to ship, with Apple planning for 30 million units through the end of the year. Apple is also planning production of an additional 5 million units of the existing iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS models as it transitions to the new model.”
This is nothing for sure, for now. All we can do is wait for the official announcement.