Not even two months after the unveiling of the iPhone 5, rumors are already emerging surrounding its successor, the iPhone 5S, if that’s what they’re calling it. DigiTimes quotes a Chinese Commercial Times report, which says:
Facing low yield rates in the production of iPhone 5, Apple has accelerated the certification processes for related parts and components for the iPhone 5S, the paper revealed.
The trial production run is said to begin in December, with initial production volumes likely to top over 50,000 units.
It is unlikely that Apple will be releasing this phone in the first half of 2013. These precautions are likely being taken now to avoid manufacturing difficulties that were seen with the iPhone 5. Apple bragged about the high build quality of the iPhone 5, although problems in manufacturing saw a significant amount of devices being sold damaged.
In addition to this, the demand for the iPhone 5S will also mean that Apple will have to plan further ahead, to avoid many issues they’ve had over the past years.