iPhone 5 production could be behind schedule, it has been reported, with the tear-shaped design seemingly causing manufacturing issues.
9to5Mac said that it had heard that there were problems on at least one assembly line with the production of the iPhone 5.
Unnamed sources confirmed to the website that there would be two new iPhone models — an iPhone 4-alike and an iPhone 5 — and Apple expects to have 10 million on hand at launch, likely to be October 7.
As well as a larger screen and thinner, rounder body, the iPhone 5 will have a larger screen than the iPhone 4 and is said to be “impossibly” light by 9to5Mac’s source.
Meanwhile, more cases supposedly for the iPhone 5 have been leaked. After a Chinese vendor claimed it had its hands on cases for the iPhone 5 earlier this week, Stuff now claims to have some additional images of cases for the next-generation device originating from Essex-based Fonegadgets.
The cases seem to confirm a larger screen, tapered edges, a thinner design, with volume buttons in the same place as on the iPhone 4 but looking more like the iPhone 3GS volume controls, as well as a tapered, tear-drop like design.
Though we can’t confirm that these cases are the genuine article, they do seem to tally with the best other evidence we have about the design of the next-generation iPhone. Hopefully we’ll know for sure very soon.