In this report, Kuo said:
iPhone 5 to debut in September. But due to in-cell touch panel and casing yield rate limits, ability to offset older models' shipments decrease will be moderate.
Other sources mentioned a more specific day—September 21—as the release date of the iPhone 5.
Several tech blogs and websites, including Reuters, reported recently that the new iPhone will have a 19-pin mini port instead of its original 30-pin connector dock.
|Mockup of 7.85-inch "iPad mini" next to an iPhone (courtesy of CiccareseDesign)|
He also said:
Though shipments of iPad mini’s components will start in August, the new iPad line will end production, ready for transition to a modified New iPad line. As such, component shipments will drop in August as iPad mini’s components shipments growth will be offset. On a side note, the modified New iPad shares the same exterior as the original model, but contains modifications to correct its thermal dissipation problem and lower-cost components.
Kuo’s prediction makes sense because we’ve read reports on the web that the iPhone 5 is already in production so it’s advisable to hold on if you’re planning to buy an iPhone 4S at this time.