Aug 01, 2012 11:12 PM EDT
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iPhone 5: Production Rumored To Have Stopped, Apple To Continue At Any Cost

By Donovan Jackson

The iPhone 5's rumored feature of low yield rates of in-cell touch panels might halt the shipment of Apple's flagship cellular device. Unofficial reports all over the internet continue to make claim that Apple will reveal its sixth generation mobile phone on Sept. 12 only to release it nine days later on sept.21.

According to Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, the panel producers are experiencing too low yield rates of the in-cell touch panels to generate profits despite the fact that Apple reportedly offered subsidies-

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An iPhone 5 prototype
An iPhone 5 prototype

per panel to suppliers in order to cheer them up to manufacture more and ensure stable shipments after the launch of the iPhone 5.

 

Apple is relentless and as of right now willing to pay top dollar to panel suppliers to continue with production.

According to DigiTimes Research analyst Luke Line the iPhone is now in the PVT (production verification testing) stage.

However, iDownloadBlog disagrees with Lin. According to the blog, iPhone production is in full effect because Bloomberg, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal would not all be reporting on the topic.

Rumors are speculating that Apple will be using in-cell touch display technology. According to the Taipei Times, display manufactures Sharp, Toshiba Mobile and LG are all manufacturing the technology for the iPhone 5. For those that do not know, the technology is used to make the phones screen thinner.

The new iPhone is rumored to have the most advanced features ever seen on a smart phone or device its size. These rumored features include Near Field Communication, 1GB RAM, iOS 6, an improved version of Siri, liquidmetal casing, a rear camera higher than eight megapixels and a front-facing camera featuring 2 megapixels for video chatting, lastly, a much-improved battery life.

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