With an overwhelming number of rumours surrounding the release date for the new iPhone 5 you are probably more confused than informed. Now, we hear that the Apple iPhone 5 will be available for pre-order on the 30th of September. It is said to be officially launched on the 7th of October. This is all according to anonymous sources from 9to5Mac.
This new report may possibly be accurate. We have heard countless rumours suggesting the iPhone 5 will be launched either in September or October. According to 9to5Mac’s sources, the Cupertino based company was initially undecided whether to launch their next generation iOS smartphone on the 7th or 14th of October. However, since everything in the supply chain seems to be going smoothly, it looks like an October 7 launch date is more likely. Of course, you should still take this piece of information with a pinch of salt.
Why do a lot of people feel that September is most likely to be the date when the phone is announced?
Traditionally, the Apple has held events in the month of September. However, this was usually the time of year that we would see an iPod refresh. Normally, next generation iPhones are released in June. Since the iOS 5 software update was introduced instead, it makes sense for Apple to reserve its usual September event for the release of the much anticipated Apple iPhone 5. Furthermore, since the iOS 5 was introduced in place of the handset, it makes sense to feature Apple’s latest OS in an all new smartphone models.
We cannot say for sure what Apple is planning. A number of analysts have claimed that there will actually be two phone releases this coming September or October instead of one. They say that the Apple iPhone 5 will be accompanied by a cheaper version of their 4th generation smartphone possibly named the iPhone 4S.
When specifications come to mind, this new flagship phone will come with specs that are up to par with today’s standards. It is said to come with the dual-core A5 chip. This is currently being used by the iPad 2. Other specs include a 4 inch touch screen (although just today we hear that this may now not be the case! See image above.) and a rumored 8 megapixel camera.
Of course, there is no way for us to confirm these reports about the iPhone 5. We will know once and for all if the rumours are true in the coming weeks.
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