iPhone 5 Due September 2011?

With analyst claims stating that the second-generation iPad has been delayed until June 2011, Business Insider now reports that FBR Capital Markets analyst Craig Berger predicts that the iPhone 5 may be delayed until September 2011.

Berger writes, “For the iPhone 5, we continue to hear that a July launch is unlikely, with various casing suppliers and touch suppliers still ramping up, with some chip vendors not having yet received firm iPhone 5 orders, and with other sockets like the image sensor (most likely going to Omnivision exclusively, but with some potential for Sony to split that socket) still in flux. Given these factors, we think a September launch is more likely, off from Apple’s traditional iPhone launch schedule, but giving the firm more time to enhance its next-generation instant communications on the phone.”

If true, this release date will be a shock to iPhone owners, as since 2007 Apple has released a new iPhone every summer in either June or July. A September release would extend the annual cycle for the iPhone and possibly interfere with Apple’s annual September iPod event.

Speaking of annual cycles, one main difference with the iPhone this year was the mid-cycle introduction of the Verizon CDMA iPhone in February 2011. It is unknown if this mid-cycle release will affect the GSM iPhone release cycle or if the CDMA release will remain a USA-only product.

In either case, the CDMA iPhone release cycle (February to February) could potentially offer a way for Apple to extend the life of the device.

What do you think? Will the iPhone we’ve been waiting for be delayed until September 2011?

[Business Insider]

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  • Another rumour that gets us talking about Apple and gets random websites hits.
    Apple is consistent. Features come out a year after they’re rumored most of the time. Products are released one a year.
    Ignore these random rumours until someone has some hard proof. Or at least until someone fakes a Steve Jobs email. Those are always trustworthy.

  • maybe iPad 2 is delayed because they are gonna launch iPhone 5 first!?!

  • Tironnahoser

    Whenever it hits the market, will for sure be (again) a leader in this segment. Isn’t anticipation part of the fun?!?

  • Ari

    Maybe the anal-ysts should stop talking out of their anal orifices with unsubstantiated rumours and possibly investigated for deliberate stock price manipulation.

  • M Summers 1

    Do we really need the iphone5 yet? Like they’re starting to market the 3GS like crazy now with real cheap prices. With the 3GS and 4 out and with the abilities of each seems really suitable for today’s needs. The only major improvement that would be needed is the 4g (or whatever you want to call it) network to be available for iPhone. Is that even a possibility yet? Otherwise, I think the September release date would be cool. Allows for more hype and make ppl want it that much more. My iPhone 4 is quite enough for me. Plus I’d like to have the coolest phone out for a little while longer anyways lol.

  • iGuy

    Big deal! “Oh it won’t be out in the summer like it always is!” Grow up, learn patience and realize that you can’t count on companies to keep their customers happy (see: every 5th post on this website points out Apples shortcomings). Do you really need a new iPhone EVERY year?

  • Jamesforbes23

    Yes we do need a iPhone every year it showed the amount of technology out there the only 2 phones that are out there are apple iPhone and blackbery and I prefer apple over blackberry

  • Jamesforbes23

    Does anyone know when jobs is Going to post a video before it comes out and wats new about the iPhone five

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  • Kaitlyn_ad

    So when Is the the iPhone 5/iPhone 4s coming out?in september? next year ? when ?

  • Kaitlyn_ad

    So when Is the the iPhone 5/iPhone 4s coming out?in september? next year ? when ?

  • Tyler D

    It would be nice to see a mid July launch.  There are those people (me) who got the 3G on launch day so their initial 3 year term would effectively be finished.  If there are others out the like me, it’s been tough holding off, the extra few month wait could mean a swap to android.  

  • dm

    How can Apple put out a new iPhone without FIXING the problem with the current 3 and 4 versions?  When you hold it up to your ear it should block out the screen – so your ear and cheek dont hit buttons.  I won’t be buying a new iPhone until they fix this problem.  dana.

  • dm

    How can Apple put out a new iPhone without FIXING the problem with the current 3 and 4 versions?  When you hold it up to your ear it should block out the screen – so your ear and cheek dont hit buttons.  I won’t be buying a new iPhone until they fix this problem.  dana.

  • dm

    How can Apple put out a new iPhone without FIXING the problem with the current 3 and 4 versions?  When you hold it up to your ear it should block out the screen – so your ear and cheek dont hit buttons.  I won’t be buying a new iPhone until they fix this problem.  dana.

  • dm

    How can Apple put out a new iPhone without FIXING the problem with the current 3 and 4 versions?  When you hold it up to your ear it should block out the screen – so your ear and cheek dont hit buttons.  I won’t be buying a new iPhone until they fix this problem.  dana.

  • Gonzo1889

    There are more than 2 phones out there…did you forget about the whole Droid product line which is Apple’s biggest competitor…jackass.

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  • Where You Wanna Be

    Its about time they release it. I am thinking of a switch to an andriod is possible if not…

  • Where You Wanna Be

    Its about time they release it. I am thinking of a switch to an andriod is possible if not…

  • Jerry Liu98

    who cares. Blackberry Torch 9800!

  • Jerry Liu98

    who cares. Blackberry Torch 9800!

  • Poppygirl 47

    Yes, my 3G is a relic..at the new one can’t come fast enough for me.

  • Poppygirl 47

    Yes, my 3G is a relic..at the new one can’t come fast enough for me.

  • Poppygirl 47

    Yes, my 3G is a relic..at the new one can’t come fast enough for me.

  • Poppygirl 47

    Yes, we need the new iPhone, some of us still have 3G….it’s now slower than slow.

  • Poppygirl 47

    Yes, we need the new iPhone, some of us still have 3G….it’s now slower than slow.

  • Poppygirl 47

    Yes, we need the new iPhone, some of us still have 3G….it’s now slower than slow.