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iPhone 5 to be released in the UK on the 21st of September – available for pre-order on the 14th

The new iPhone 5’s UK release date will be on the 21st of September, next Friday. It will be available for pre-order on the 14th of September.

Apple has recently unveiled their new iPhone in San Francisco. The hotly-anticipated smartphone sports a 4-inch display with an aspect ratio of 16:9, the new A6 chip, a slimmer profile, and a lightweight design.

If you’re dying to get your hands on the new iPhone and don’t mind waiting in line, you can visit any Apple store and wait for hours for your turn to get the handset on the 21st of September a Friday. Some Apple enthusiasts are known for camping outside the stores days before the official release date. However, if you don’t want to wait in line, you can simply pre-order the handset on the 14th of September via Apple’s official website. Expect the iPhone 5 to be delivered to your doorstep on the 21st.

Unfortunately, Apple is yet to announce UK pricing. However, the iPhone 5 will have the same price tag as the iPhone 4S on US contracts. This suggests that the new iPhone will be priced just as much as its predecessor. This means that it may set you back £500 for the 16GB version. If you’re looking to get your hands on the 32GB or 64GB versions, expect to pay more.

An LTE version of the iPhone 5 will be joining other 4G devices to be exclusively offered by EE, formerly known as Everything Everywhere (Orange and T-Mobile). It can connect to EE’s 4GEE network, which means it offers lightning-fast internet.

Do you plan to wait in queue for the iPhone 5 on the 21st of September, or would you rather pre-order the new iPhone on the 14th? Let us know through a comment on our Facebook page.

iPhone 5 again tipped for a September release

Recently, iMore’s sources claimed that the hotly-anticipated Apple iPhone 5 would be officially announced on the 12th of September and released on the 21st of September. Now, according to AllthingsD’s sources, Apple is planning an event that kicks off on a Sunday, 9th of September, and the announcement we’ve all been waiting for pegged on a Wednesday, 12th of September.

The iPhone 5 is said to similar in terms of looks compared to the iPhone 4S. However, it will sport a taller frame, wider 16:9 display, and a smaller dock connector.

Alongside the launching of the new iPhone is said to be the rumoured iPad mini, which is set to compete in the affordable tablet market against the highly popular Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire.

Of course, since Apple is yet to announce anything official about the two devices, take this information with a pinch of salt.

Do you think the iPhone 5 is coming in September? Give us your thoughts.

Apple iPhone 5,1 (New iPhone) Release Date October 2012

The release date for the new iPhone which most are calling the iPhone 5 (5,1) despite Apple changing their naming tactic with the iPad 3 as the ‘New iPad’ looks to have been confirmed by iMore who are pretty trusted in this area, with their prediction of the iPad release date they have now stated the new Apple iPhone launch schedule.

Many thought that Apple would use their WWDC 2012 event as the new iPhone 5,1 release date but iMore have learned that  the company is to stick with an Autumn launch cycle after the release of the iPhone 4S last October 2011, they explain that the time frame between the release of the iPhone 4 in June 2010 through to the launch of the iPhone 4S was a longer time frame than previous Apple product introductions and should they have flipped back to a June 2012 release for the iPhone 5 this would leave just 9 months between the flagship devices.

New iPhone 5,1
New iPhone 5,1

Some may remember the shorter period between the release of the iPhone 4 in February 2011 on Verizon Wireless and the cross-carrier iPhone 4S launch in October of the same year but this turned out to be a unique situation, Apple have proved that even after 12 months of a new product hitting the market that they can still generate significant income from sales.

They back up these claims with a closer look at the relationship between new iPhones and new operating systems, the iPhone 4S introduced the world to iOS5 so running with such an advanced system for just 9 months before introducing what will surely have to be a major improvement with the iOS6 software release seems like a very small time frame after all of the worth that went into the iCloud service and Siri voice system over the 16 months between OS releases.

iMore also state that the new iPhone 5 is likely to sport the same sized 3.5 inch touch screen as previous models and that Apple are looking at reducing the size of the 30-pin dock connector to a micro-dock freeing up more space inside the device much like they did when introducing the Micro SIM cards, they say although not ‘set in stone’ that as of last month Apple had no plans to use a larger sized screen as with many high-end Android devices which now average 4 inches or more like the Samsung Galaxy S2, new Sony Xperia S and HTC One X.

We’ll keep you posted with any further news on the new iPhone release date as we learn more!



iPhone 5 rumoured to arrive in autumn

Previously, the successor of the iPhone 4S was expected to arrive by summer. Now a new report suggests that the iPhone 5 will be arriving in autumn.

The news comes to us courtesy of Macotakara, a Japanese blog. According to their source, the iPhone 5 will be launched between September and October. This means that we might have to wait longer for the next generation iPhone to arrive.

Is this report true? Do we have to wait until autumn for the next iPhone? Unfortunately, there’s no way to confirm the report. Only Apple execs can tell us when to expect the smartphone, but, of course, Apple remains tight-lipped about their new iPhone.

The iPhone 4 was released in June of 2010; the iPhone 4S was released in October of last year. This means it took more than a year for Apple to release an iPhone refresh. If the iPhone 5 is launched in summer, this would mean that it would be released less than a year after its predecessor. If launched in autumn, this would make it around a year after the current model. Honestly, we’re not too sure who to believe since Apple has broken it release patterns with the iPhone 4S.

What do you think? Do you think the iPhone 5 will be launched in summer or autumn? Give us your thoughts.


Rubber-clad iPhone 5 to launch in autumn

Apple has broken its launch patterns with the iPhone 4S. However, it seems we might have to wait a full year before we get to see iPhone 5. According to BGR, it will be launched a year after its current smartphone and it will be covered in rubber.

You may be asking yourself, why rubber? We all remember the free rubberized cases Apple gave away to solve the antenna issues surrounding the iPhone 4. It is said to cover the redesigned antenna surrounding the upcoming smartphone. This means that Apple no longer needs to make use of the plastic insert on top of the antenna just like the iPad 2. This would also allow Apple to make use of an aluminum back. Furthermore, the rubberized covering also offers more protection in case the device is dropped.

Although this would make sense for Apple to incorporate into the design of the iPhone 5, it is all just a rumor for now.

There are other rumors surrounding Apple’s next generation iPhone. One of these rumors involves the iPhone 5 sporting a bigger 4 inch display. It is also said to sport a curved display.

Do you think these new rumors about the iPhone 5 are true or purely speculation? Share your thoughts.


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