New iPhone Might Be Out This Summer

Wall Street Journal says production to begin soon

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 2, 2013 2:19 PM CDT

(Newser) – Apple might have a new version of the iPhone on store shelves this summer, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company plans to start production this quarter, though details are scarce on what, if any, major changes are in store. The iPhone 5 has been out since last September. The Journal's sources also say that Apple is separately pushing ahead with plans for a cheaper version of the iPhone—using a less expensive casing, for one thing—and that could be out in the summer as well. Both stories qualify as rumors, but the Verge notes that the Journal has a solid track record when it comes to Apple scoops.

In this Sept. 21, 2012, file photo,  a customer tests the new iPhone 5 at the Apple store in Hong Kong.
In this Sept. 21, 2012, file photo, a customer tests the new iPhone 5 at the Apple store in Hong Kong.   (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
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