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The iPhone 5 rumour mill is in full swing this morning after reports that the much-anticipated device will go into production this July, for shipping in September.

With the sale of the white iPhone 4 anticipated this week, the focus is now to the next version of the handset, which, according to a Reuters report last night, will be on the shelves in early autumn. The insiders who leaked the news declined to be identified though, as plans are not yet public. Oops.

These details go against previous claims that those waiting for an iPhone 5 would have to do so until 2012.

According to AppleInsider reports earlier this week, the iPhone 6 will see a 2012 release and it surmises the iPhone 5 is more an iPhone 4GS rather than heralding a whole new generation of handset. That would back up the design in some of the 'engineering schematics' that surfaced last month too. 4in edge-to-edge display? 12Mp camera?

Official details are expected June 6-10, at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. Until then, the speculation continues... ®

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