Apple which began shipping its new iPhone 5 late September this year is already preparing to jump a step ahead and launch a newer improved version.
Speculations are rife that the Cupertino-based company is trialing designs for the new version of iPhone 5.
The rumours also claim that a new Apple TV and upgraded iPads are on the anvil mid-2013.
According to Commercial Times, a Taiwan-based website, Apple is expected to begin the trial production of the new version of the iPhone 5 in December with an initial volume of about 50,000 to 100,000 units.
The report also mentions that Apple has accelerated the certifications of related parts and components for the new version of iPhone 5(most likely to be suffixed with 'S').
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There are speculations that the new version iPhone 5S' design will substitute the exterior case (anodized aluminum) and minor interior parts with low-priced materials to cut costs as well as to streamline production to avoid Apple's recent iPhone 5 manufacturing fiasco.
Even though iPhone5 saw huge sales initially, it's staggered production led to a shortage in the market only weeks after its release.
A Forbes report claims that Apple's iPhone 5 production problems were due to its design rather than the factory output.
The report further elaborates that the anodized aluminum covering of the iPhone 5 was scratch-prone and the minute interior parts used in the phone were hard to drill which eventually led to the delay in production.
Many customers complained of scratches on their brand new iPhones. Apple had initially apologized for the anomalies and had communicated to their Chinese contractors to be more careful before the final packaging of the products.
Apple's recent range of products viz; iPhone 5, iPad 4 and iPad mini, released just two months ago have brought huge profits to the company.
Apple iPhone 5 made a record five million sales in its opening weekend. And its iPads (including iPad mini) did not disappoint either. They sold more than three million in the opening weekend.
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