While Apple has not yet confirmed rumors of the iPhone 5, today analyst firm FBR Capital Markets said that Apple is slowing down production on the iPhone 5 in Q2 and will begin manufacturing the iPhone 5 in the third quarter. The company cited industry insiders as the source for this information.
PC World has more: “About 20 million iPhones will be produced in the third quarter, FBR said, with the iPhone 5 accounting for about 8 million of those; the rest will be iPhone 4 models. The iPhone 5 will use an 8-megapixel CMOS sensor from OmniVision, with Sony being a possible backup sensor supplier next year, FBR said in the research note.”
Over the weekend Alibaba.com listed an iPhone 5 case for sale, further arguing the case that the iPhone 5 is coming.