iPhone 5S release: mass production reportedly set to begin this month

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Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek estimates shipments of the device will amount between 25 million and 30 million units in the September-quarter, followed by holiday-quarter shipments totaling between 50 million and 55 million units.

The news is in line with previous reports about Foxconn having begun large-scale recruitment of workers for the next iPhone.

The iPhone 5S is expected to come with new upgrades including an updated camera with a “Mogul” camera mode and a fingerprint sensor.

Misek expects either late September or early October as possible release dates.

Source: BGR