, elmer wrote

For a company that values secrecy and new product impact so highly, perhaps Apple are re-evaluating the total cost of reduced IP control, that comes with outsourcing. Just the other day, blogs were showing photos of a supposed iPhone 5s back-shell which, if real, could only have come from the outsourcing plant working on it.

And it's not just the secrecy. If people start thinking that an iPhone5s is just around the corner, then sales of the iPhone5 will dry up.