Apple may release a new iPhone model sooner, rather than later, if reports from The Wall Street Journal are to be believed. While rumors of a refreshed iPhone launching earlier in the summer than previously thought aren’t new, this is the first time that an outlet such as The WSJ has thrown their hat in to the ring.
According to their report, Apple will begin production of a successor to the iPhone 5 this quarter. The successor will likely be an “S” update, with improved internal specifications and software features, but without any major change in the physical design. Beginning the production this early of a device that will be easier to produce than the redesigned iPhone 5 suggests that Apple may announce and release the device earlier than previously thought. Credible rumors point to an August launch.