If everything goes as planned, Apple would be preparing to launch the iPhone in June or July this year after it finishes its annual product cycle. According to reports from The Chinese Commercial Times, it is being rumored that Apple has put the iPhone 5 into production and 10 million units are being prepared for shipment for the official launch. The Commercial Times has also stated that the mass production of the eagerly awaited iPad 2 is going to begin this month in China and even the second generation iPads could be launched by April (the announcement is due).
The old manufacturing associates of Apple – Foxconn and Pegatron are also rumored to be involved in the production of both iPhone 5 and iPad 2 and come May, the handset would be unveiled to the public eye. Probably, Apple will be facing a fierce competition from its Android rivals.