iPhone 5 is in the EVT3 Stage, Has Not Yet Entered DVT Stage?

Posted July 18, 2012 at 2:33pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10370 views

A new report from BGR says that rumors of the 'iPhone 5' reaching the production stage are not quite accurate.

A trusted source tells them that the next generation device is actually in the EVT3 stage, the third engineering verification test stage, and has not yet entered the DVT (design verification test) stage.

It's certainly possible Apple is producing engineering samples of new iPhones and has started manufacturing device enclosures to iron out any problems with the manufacturing line before real production starts, but that's all that is happening at this point in time. The final version of Apple's next iPhone - the one that you will buy - has not started production yet.

For a reference on how long each stage takes, the Verizon iPhone 4 reportedly hit the EVT2 stage in mid-November, hit EVT3 the last week of November, and got up to DVT2 in late December.

Additionally, Apple is said to be testing 1GB of RAM, LTE, and NFC for the new iPhone. It's expected to be released at the end of September or early October.

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Nogoodnick - July 18, 2012 at 3:57pm
Best stage. World stage.
Big Dick McGee - July 18, 2012 at 3:23pm
Have a feeling that what everyone is talking about as the "new" iphone design is Apple's way of hiding the actual new design. Misdirection. There is no way in hell that the new iphone will look like the old (4s) with just a longer screen and headphone jack on the bottom.
F1982 - July 18, 2012 at 3:31pm
Is it me or have all the design mock ups we've been seeing not been quite distinctive and a departure from the 4s on the rear? Of course it will look the same on the front- all iPhones have looked the same on the front! The side will almost certainly be a strip of metal.
JudgeMe - July 19, 2012 at 7:51am
Misdirection? I LOLED HARD! Seriously dude, Jobs took apple along with him when he died and this will be the 'New iPhone'.
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