According to 9to5Mac, a source within Foxconn, who is the main production company of Apple’s “idevices,” says that the new iPhone (presumably 6) is ready for production and that it could be released by this summer. We’ve heard rumors that Apple could release the follow-up to the iPhone 4S around the same time as last year, but with production ready to begin, it would seem foolish to sit on a phone until October.
The source said that there are a few different designs that could be picked, but as of right now, that decision has not been made, so it could be any of them. What has been decided are a few details we already know or have known for some time, such as: a larger 4+ inch display (keeping the retina quality) and a completely new design, different from the iPhone 4 and 4S. The tear drop shape that we heard rumored prior to the release of the iPhone 4S, is now gone, but we hear the case design will be metal, most likely aluminum to match the iPad and Macbook line.
That’s about all we have to go on at this point. We still have quite a few months to go, hell, we haven’t even seen the new iPad 3 yet. Be patient and enjoy your iPhone 4S, you’ll be able to eBay it soon enough.
I would like to point out, that this is from 9to5Mac and the source that told them that the iPhone 5 was not happening last year, while everyone else still claimed we’d see the iPhone 5. These guys aren’t BGR.com, so while we have a long wait ahead of us, I’m going to trust their source and their credibility.