‘iPhone 5’ Pre-Orders Starting Sept. 12, Int’l Release Oct. 5 [Rumour]


Looks like we have further reports from iMore in regards to the availability of the next-generation ‘iPhone 5’. This information comes from their previously trusted sources, which correctly noted former iPhone launch dates. iMore originally broke the September 12th iPhone media event date, which was further confirmed by media sources.

As for iPhone 5 pre-orders, release, and international availability?

We’ve since learned that iPhone 5 pre-orders are currently planned to begin that same day, at least in the U.S. Release is still planned for 9 days later, on September 21, 2012. We’ve also learned that the second wave of iPhone launches, the ones in international markets, will begin in the first week of October, likely October 5.

Last year, Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4th, and included Canada in pre-orders made available starting October 7th. Rogers had pre-orders starting at 6AM EST, Telus has theirs start at 3AM EST, Bell followed shortly.

If history repeats itself, expect Canada to become part of that original wave of first access to the next-generation iPhone. Stay tuned…


  • I highly doubt that the 5 will be released at the same time as the US.

    The 4 was released in the US on June 24 2010 and it didn’t launch here until July 30th.

    I can see a staggered launch for the 5 due to reports of parts, such as the new screen, being in short supply.

  • crosseyed_mofo

    if history repeats itself, canada will be on the second wave (we seem to only be on the first wave every second release, 3gs, 4s)

  • pegger1

    There was short supply of parts for the 4S because of the Japan earthquake/tsunami, that’s why the release was in the fall (unlike the usual summer release), but Canada was still included in the first wave.

  • If LTE is announced, you can bet Canada is included in the first wave. Canada was the only other ‘official’ LTE launch partner with the new iPad. Apple would be smart to take advantage of the quickly expanding LTE networks by the ‘Big 3’.

  • j

    What? Thought it’s assembled in China, Made in USA?

  • pegger1

    I believe it is assembled in China and some parts are from the USA (gorilla glass, some chips) but not all. It only takes a short supply of one part to delay the whole production.