The Chinese Economic Daily News is reporting that the iPhone 5 is scheduled for launch‘during summer at the earliest’. For the upcoming iPhone 5, Apple has added Foxconn Electronics, Foxlink, Gold Circuit Electronics (GCE) and Epistar as component suppliers.
Foxconn is said to become the new earphone supplier. Foxlink is said to produce the earphone jack sockets and GCE will be added as a HDI board supplier. Finally, LED chipmaker Epistar is thought to be part of Apple’s supply chain for after forming an alliance with Toyoda Gosei.