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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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39 months ago
the longer Apple waits, the better the new iPhone will be :rolleyes:
Rating: 15 Votes
39 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: 11 Votes
39 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: 10 Votes
39 months ago
I hope they announce it for Cricket and Virgin
Rating: 9 Votes
39 months ago
Just shoot me already!
still with my iPhone 3G and can't wait switching it :X
Rating: 8 Votes
39 months ago
september ... october
meh, not much of a difference imo
Rating: 8 Votes
39 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: 8 Votes
39 months ago
This makes sense to me. We get the big event in mid September and the phone launches in October. iOS 5 will likely hit a couple of weeks before the hardware so those of us with iPhones already will have something to play around with to keep us busy until launch.

From a purely selfish standpoint this works out well for me because I'll be damn close to the end of my contract by that point so the early upgrade fee, should I choose to do that, would be minimal.
Rating: 7 Votes
39 months ago
Announce in Sept, launch in Oct. Sounds about right. ;)
Rating: 6 Votes
39 months ago
I hope no one dies waiting, because this is getting too funny to read.
Rating: 6 Votes

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