Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White believes that the future iPhone will arrive on the market in September alongside the iPad Mini tablet.
“Regarding the widely anticipated iPhone 5, we believe a September launch is more likely than October, while we also believe this will be coupled with the ‘iPad Mini’ unveiling that we were the first to uncover last Autumn,” White wrote.
Market watchers believe that Apple could push an earlier launch given that the company is trying to stay competitive on the market.
Besides the possible release date, the analyst says that the iPhone 5 could have a unibody casing made of aluminum, but its implementation is not very likely.
“We also gathered more data points to support our thesis of a unibody, aluminum casing that we believe will be manufactured by Hon Hai Precision and potentially another company. However, our contact was skeptical around the plethora of news stories highlighting Liquidmetal Technologies’ potential involvement in the iPhone 5,” White added.
Rumors will continue to swirl on the subject of the iPhone 5 launch, but a fall release is nonetheless almost certain as Apple will likely want to take advantage of the winter holiday season.