“Korean site ETNews.com is reporting [Google translation] that Apple will be discontinuing production of the iPhone 5 in the fall, instead putting all of its efforts towards the iPhone 5S and the rumored entry-level plastic iPhone,” Richard Padilla reports for MacRumors.
“Today’s report claims that the in-cell technology used on the iPhone 5’s touchscreen is ‘not suitable for low-volume production,’ contributing to Apple’s decision to stop production on the phone and focus all of its efforts toward producing parts for newer products,” Padilla reports. “The iPhone 5 and 5S are, however, expected to share nearly identical display technology although leaked photos have a shown a change to the orientation of the flex cable connectors on the display assemblies.”
Padilla reports, “The iPhone 5S is reportedly scheduled to begin production later this month, with both that device and the lower cost iPhone rumored for launch in the September-October timeframe.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]