Apple is preparing to begin trial production of a new iPhone 5, or iPhone 5S, in December, reports DigiTimes citing a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
Initial production volumes are thought to be around 50,000-100,000 units.
Facing low yield rates in the production of iPhone 5, Apple has accelerated the certification processes for related parts and components for the iPhone 5S, the paper revealed.
The rumored iPhone 5S is expect to enter volume production in the first quarter of 2013. In addition, the report says Apple will likely release a new version of the iPad a quarter later than the iPhone 5S, "since the display resolution of its latest version of iPad has come out lower than expected".
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