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iPhone 5 Launching in Second Week of September? iPad 3 Later?

The China Times pinpoints the iPhone 5 release to the second week of September with an initial order of 4 million units. Suppliers are said to be currently preparing 400,000 trial run units. The news report also reports that the next iPad may be delayed until Thanksgiving due to component shortages.


A mid September launch lines up nicely with current expectations for the iPhone 5 release. Apple has held an iPod media event in September for the past 3 years. With no iPhone release during this year's WWDC, Apple is expected to include the iPhone launch at this September event alongside the public release of iOS 5.

There's been some debate about what features the iPhone 5 will include. Recently leaked case designs have shown some major design changes, while other sources have said the iPhone 5 will look largely like the iPhone 4.

The China Times has had a hit or miss record with Apple-related rumors, though they do seem close to Apple's suppliers in China and may certainly have knowledge of their production plans. Reuters had previously also reported the iPhone 5 would see a September release with production beginning in July.

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41 months ago
Apple is gonna suck all my money away.
Rating: 19 Votes
41 months ago
Can you stop using that picture that makes it look like an official announcement?
Rating: 19 Votes
41 months ago
Great, so to summarize.. no new news!
Rating: 18 Votes
41 months ago
I predict one of these predictions may be right at least once.
Rating: 13 Votes
41 months ago
can u imagine the ipad 3 being released on black friday? that would be hilarious
Rating: 10 Votes
41 months ago

I predict one of these predictions may be right at least once.


I predict that your prediction will be correct.
Rating: 10 Votes
41 months ago
All I want is the iPhone to come to T-Mobile.
Rating: 8 Votes
41 months ago
iPhone 5 ... yeah!
I thought the wait would kill me, but so far I'm still alive. That being said, it's still not released lol
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago

there is NO WAY iPad 3 is coming this year.

1) First off, Steve Jobs said, with a big sign in his presentation:
Image (http://www.cloudfour.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/year-of-ipad2-225.jpg)

2011: Year of the iPad 2.

2) did you just see the financial results of Apple last week? iPad 2 is selling HOTCAKES.......... and just recently did supply catches up with demand. NO WAY iPad 3 is coming this year.

3) Retina ipad.... it sounds like a BIG feature to me. Double the resolution? That means it needs a bigger and better GPU! CPU probably too.
I'd rather wait for a full blown upgrade for that.
CPU, GPU, RAM + Retina display. That's an iPad 3 for me....... I am happy with my iPad 2 right now.............. I'm not hungry for retina display THIS YEAR.


I just don't think the "year of the iPad 2" argument is a very good one, Steve Jobs could very well take the stage in September and say "We said this was going to be the Year of the iPad 2 and guess what, we where right and that is why we decided to make it even better....boom"
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago
Apparently, as long as you call yourself an analyst, you can say anything you want.

I predict there will be another iPhone release next year around summer time.

I predict Apple will release an updated Apple TV in the future.

I predict Apple will continue to sell iPads.
Rating: 7 Votes

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