9to5mac received word from a reliable source at Foxconn in China “that indicated last summer that the iPhone 5 was not happening, and that Apple was building the iPhone 4S model instead”, and they are now saying that the iPhone 5 is now gearing for production. “The source said various sample devices are also floating around (they vary slightly from one another), so it is impossible to tell which one will be the final.” Check after the break for more details.
According to the source this is what all “prototype” devices have in common:
- 4+ inch display (made by LG on at least one of them).
- No teardrop-shaped devices, as rumored in the lead up to the iPhone 4S. Samples so far have been symmetrical in thickness (also longer/wider).
- Neither of the sample devices have the iPhone 4/4S form factor.
- Neither of the devices are the final versions.