Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone will reportedly launch this coming October according an executive at Apple’s manufacturing partner, Foxconn. Citing details learned in a TV interview with Foxconn’s head of human resources, South Korea-based Maeil Business Newspaper reports that Foxconn recently received preliminary orders for Apple’s next-generation iPhone, and the device will launch this fall. “We just got the order,” the Foxconn executive reportedly said, according to a translation from Kotaku. “[The release] will be around October.” Separately, 9to5Mac reports that Apple is currently testing a prototype of its next-generation iPhone that includes 1GB of RAM and Apple’s latest dual-core A5X processor, the same chipset found in the new iPad. The next iPhone’s new internal components are reportedly being tested inside the case from Apple’s previous-generation iPhone 4 and 4S in an effort to keep the handset’s new design from leaking. BGR reported last December that Apple plans to release a completely redesigned iPhone this coming fall.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.