Despite an initial launch that made spur-of-the-moment ordering nearly impossible, Apple has done what would have been inconceivable four months ago: lowered its order for the iPhone 5's production in the first quarter of 2013 by a significant, apprehension-inducing amount that is either foretelling or downright embarrassing. With reports ablaze that the next iPhone could launch around June, this could very well be fuel for a convincing fire.
Nokia and Apple may want to go toe to toe in the legal ring right now, but they're being told to wait a bit.
According to Macworld, the International Trade Commission has told both parties that it must complete its own probe, which was scheduled to take 45 days after it agreed to perform the investigation on February 22nd, then the lawsuit will presumably move forward. That's if it's still on and not settled by then, although Nokia seems determined to win it, and Apple apparently has enough bandwidth to handle two lawsuits at once.