A couple of analyst have being throwing in their word for what it’s worth over the last day or so, claiming that the iPhone 5 and the iPad 2 will be delayed. Instead of the usual summer launch in the July, the devices wont be released until September. FBR Capital Markets analyst Craig Berger said “For the iPhone 5, we continue to hear that a July launch is unlikely.”
He was citing information from chip and component suppliers, who said they had not received any definite orders.
However these rumors have been squashed fairly quickly. According to The Loop‘s Jim Dalrymple, these claims are simply untrue. While he is careful to note that he has no idea when the iPhone 5 is to be released, he says that the claims that Apple are experiencing delays are false and that everything is on track.
From what I’ve heard this morning both products are on schedule and will ship when they are supposed to. Only Apple knows exactly when that will be, but the products are not delayed
And now Reuters have chipped in for what it’s worth to say that the delays are not true.
I find it somewhat amusing how these analyst can go and say that a product is delayed, before it’s even been announced. As usual, I think we can take these analyst’s with a pinch of salt, and be fairly sure that the iPhone 5 will be announced this summer as per usual.