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iPhone 5 Actually Launching in October, Not September?

AllThingsD offers some disappointing news for those waiting for an iPhone 5. According to the site, Apple won't be launching the iPhone 5 in September as rumored. Instead, the iPhone 5 will launch in October, according to "a source familiar with Apple's plans".
So, when can we expect the company to uncrate the iPhone 5?
“October,” the source said, while declining to offer a hard launch date. Other sources said it will be later in the month rather than earlier.
There are no other details about the specs, and they suggest it could end up launching late in October.

AllThingsD tends to be well connected with industry sources, so there is reason to believe their rumors. It still seems possible that Apple may pre-announce the iPhone 5 for some small period. Historically, Apple has held their fall media event in September.

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44 months ago
Like many here, I have been trying to squeeze a little more life out of my aging iPhone 3GS while waiting for the next hardware revision.

It's been difficult this last year seeing everyone walking around with iPhone 4s, but finally my time is almost at hand!
Rating: 7 Votes
44 months ago
They'd better step it up a notch! Other smart-phones are being released all the time, Apple only has one design that gets refreshed yearly, but now a year and a half. Competition was and is far, but in a year and a half they can learn a lot to catch up.

If I've got the money, and if it's a redesign, this might be my first iPhone ever. Not that I don't like the current design, love it, but I want my phone to be distinguishable from the current one :p
Rating: 7 Votes
44 months ago
the longer Apple waits, the better the new iPhone will be :rolleyes:
Rating: 5 Votes
44 months ago
People there is only ONE reason Apple would wait extra long for iPhone 5. There must be a hardware part that is not available till september/october, and it must be worth the wait. There is only one thing I can think of and that is 2nd gen, power efficient LTE chips. I mean, what else could it be?
Rating: 5 Votes
44 months ago
Just shoot me already!
still with my iPhone 3G and can't wait switching it :X
Rating: 5 Votes
44 months ago
I hope no one dies waiting, because this is getting too funny to read.
Rating: 5 Votes
44 months ago
I won't believe any of these rumors till I see it on the apple site.
Rating: 4 Votes
44 months ago

I hope no one dies waiting, because this is getting too funny to read.


There is a level of desperation here that is kind of sad and scary.

I'm sure the new iPhone will be terrific, or not.

BUT IT'S JUST A PHONE!! NOT A CURE FOR CANCER!! :eek:

A little perspective here.:)
Rating: 3 Votes
44 months ago

There is a level of desperation here that is kind of sad and scary.

I'm sure the new iPhone will be terrific, or not.

BUT IT'S JUST A PHONE!! NOT A CURE FOR CANCER!! :eek:

A little perspective here.:)


Indeed.
Rating: 3 Votes
44 months ago
Why would they increase Apple Store staffing from mid-August through September if the iPhone wouldn't be released until October. I don't believe it, especially since Apple is notorious for September releases.
Rating: 3 Votes

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