Following a trip to Hong Kong and Taiwan, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty reports that Apple suppliers are getting ready for the production of several iPhones for the period June / July.
The devices will likely hit the market in September, Huberty believes.
The predictions are in line with previous claims that Sharp, LG Display and Japan will start the production of displays for the iPhone 5S next month.
“After a slow start, iPhone 5, is now on track to meet carrier volume expectations and iPhone 4 price cuts could stimulate incremental demand near-term,” Huberty also wrote.
“Carriers see the opportunity for Apple to expand market coverage with 5-inch and lower-priced iPhones over time. TD-LTE licenses, and related phone launches, are expected by year-end.”
The sixth-generation iPhone will reportedly be similar in appearance to its predecessor but it will be equipped with a better processor, an improved camera and more RAM.
The cheaper iPhone model will be designed primarily for emerging markets like China.