New iPhone 5 Announcement is ‘Just Weeks Away’ Says Apple Employee

According to the NYT, the iPhone 5 is just weeks away, according to an anonymous Apple employee:

We’re just weeks away from the announcement of the new Apple iPhone 5, according to an Apple employee who asked not to be named because he was not allowed to speak publicly for the company.

Earlier today, Case-Mate apparently leaked iPhone 5 cases. Case-Mate’s public relations had this to say to iPhoneinCanada.ca when we contacted them:

At this time, Case-Mate is not commenting on this matter

The NYT’s Nick Bilton references these exact images, as Apple employees he’s talked to said they’re potentially authentic, with Case-Mate possibly trying to utilize the early iPhone 5 hype to their advantage.

An engineer ‘familiar’ with the next generation iPhone says both internally and externally, the new device will be different from the iPhone 4. These specs are much aligned with what’s been rumoured:

– 8MP camera (possibly from Sony)
– A5 dual core processor

Bilton also refers his earlier scoop from March involving two other sources with knowledge of next-generation iPhone 5/iPhone 6 internals. They mentioned new there will be new processor made by Qualcomm to include NFC, for mobile payments that will be automatically linked to Apple’s 200 million plus iTunes accounts.

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  • ET

    WOOOOWWW how long is weeks away? I mean honestly its just an updated iphone 4, why all the hype, it aint worth it. They just spit out the damn date already….

  • ET

    WOOOOWWW how long is weeks away? I mean honestly its just an updated iphone 4, why all the hype, it aint worth it. They just spit out the damn date already….

  • Piss off

    If you don’t care then don’t comment, some of us actually come here to read new iPhone updates. Instead of just bitch like you. No one wants you here if all your gonna do is complain about the posts.

  • Piss off

    If you don’t care then don’t comment, some of us actually come here to read new iPhone updates. Instead of just bitch like you. No one wants you here if all your gonna do is complain about the posts.

  • Piss off

    If you don’t care then don’t comment, some of us actually come here to read new iPhone updates. Instead of just bitch like you. No one wants you here if all your gonna do is complain about the posts.

  • DoctorT

    Aww.. I thought we’d know the announcement date either this week or next. Not “weeks away” 🙁

  • DoctorT

    Aww.. I thought we’d know the announcement date either this week or next. Not “weeks away” 🙁

  • DoctorT

    Aww.. I thought we’d know the announcement date either this week or next. Not “weeks away” 🙁

  • Subzero

    I don’t think he was complaining about the post.

  • Banana Muffin

    Don’t be a douche bag!  ET is right.  Iphone has too much hype and not enough substance. 

  • Arash Delkhoon

    then fucking read your update and don’t criticize other’s comment!!!!!!!! 

  • Wahid

    This is how u speak to ur parents? Enough said

  • RL

    Crap, my iphone 4 is only 6months old, i hope telus will offer an early upgrade.

  • ET

    Look I love this blog, and come to every several days to see whats new in the world of iphone, I aint complaining about the post. But honestly, for most of us, the iphone 4 is still atleast only half way thru its life cycle, and apple is making it a whole big deal with their propaganda of “lost iphone in bar” and a super delayed IOS 5 just to create unnecessary hype to convince iphone 4 buyers to unecessarly upgrade to iphone 5, thats whats anoying.

  • Swerve99

    There are a lot of users over 30M  with an Iphone 3G still that are looking forward to this upgrade.

  • JformK

    Hahaha..

    NERD RAGE !!!

    Nothing more amusing.

  • xxJDxx

    The funny thing about this is that Apple has created almost NO HYPE. its everyone else that is creating the hype.

    I dont get what you are doing on an iphone blog if you don’t care about iphone related news and hype???

  • OverHeight

    Somebody explain to me how ios5 is still in better yet the “reports” say they are already making the iphone 5 and it will be launched in October. How are they going to get ios5 on all those phones if its not done yet and won’t be finished for weeks?

  • Banana Muffin

    I agree with ET.  I have had an Iphone for 3 years and to be honest, every Iphone since has been mostly hype.  Kudos to Apple for creating a fanatic customer base, I’ll bet RIM wished they could do that half as well.  I will likely upgrade my phone this year to Iphone 5, but only if the phone has significant improvements.  Iphone is great for internet and email (except if you have Mobile Me), but when it comes to using the phone for talking, the Iphone is very poor.  I am hoping Apple pulls off an innovative product but I am not going to hold my breath.

  • Arash

    no! It’s just something i picked up from ur mom. not enough said, but no time to waste