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Apple iPhone 5 Handsets In Production, Waiting On Finalised iOS 5

The iPhone 5 is expected to arrive on the market in October, reportedly having minimalistic traits - being much thinner and lighter compared to its forerunner with curved, pocket-comfortable edges. Other more tangible upgrades include the integration of the iPad 2's A5 processor and an 8-megapixel camera.

A Chinese source, has revealed some information on Japanese site regarding the manufacturers of Apple's new product - Foxconn and Pegatron.

The two Asian manufacturing giants, who have started assembling the next-generation device, have an uneven share: with Foxconn handling 85% of the load, with Pegatron, a more recent partner for Apple, taking on 15% of the production.

Moreover, the source claims that a large amount of the new iPhone units have been built, but Apple has not yet been able to install iOS 5, which is in beta at the moment and should be finalised before next month.

The leaked information is not watertight though, as Appleinsider notes that the Japanese site who spread the rumour, has missed the mark before in predicting Apple's activity.

It gave conflicting information regarding the shipment of SIM-less iPhone 5 handsets in August, later changing it to a global SIM-enabled system, expected to be shipped in September.

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