Apple iPhone 5 release date delayed until September

iPhone 5 to follow iPad 2 with launch delays

Another day, another Apple iPhone 5 rumour - this time, sources say the next-generation Apple smartphone will not launch in August, as previously reported, but in September

Apple’s upcoming revamp to its hugely successful range of iPhone smartphones has been postponed until September, new reports suggest.

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Following reports earlier this week that the widely expected iPad 2 has been delayed until June, Apple appears to be facing further release issues as an industry analyst claims the mooted iPhone 5 will suffer a similar fate due to component shortages and late orders.

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Expected to be heading for a June or July unveiling and launch, in-keeping with Apple’s previously strict annual product cycles, the highly anticipated iPhone 5 is now believed to be delayed until September with limited touchscreen panels tipped as being the responsible cause.

With touchscreen stocks affecting the demand availability of a number of leading smartphones, Craig Berger, an analyst at FBR Capital Markets has announced: "For the iPhone 5, we continue to hear that a July launch is unlikely, with various casing suppliers and touch suppliers still ramping up, with some chip vendors not having yet received firm iPhone 5 orders, and with other sockets like the image sensor... still in flux.”

Expanding on these expected delays Berger added: "Given these factors, we think a September launch is more likely, off from Apple's traditional iPhone launch schedule, but giving the firm more time to enhance its next-generation instant communications on the phone."

Latest rumours surrounding the upcoming iPhone 5 release have seen the device predicted to host everything from NFC technologies and a slimmer form factor to having a white model launch alongside its black counterpart.

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