iPhone 5 to Launch in Late October Instead of September?
Some more iPhone 5 rumours are coming your way, this time via John Paczkowski from AllThingsD. According to his sources, the iPhone 5 will be an ‘October surprise’ rather than be announced in September. His source refutes recent reports AT&T employees in the US received blacked out vacation periods during the end of September:
â€œI donâ€™t know why AT&Tâ€™s calling for all hands on deck those weeks, but itâ€™s not for an iPhone launch,â€ a source familiar with Appleâ€™s plans said.
So, when can we expect the company to uncrate the iPhone 5?
â€œOctober,â€ the source said, while declining to offer a hard launch date. Other sources said it will be later in the month rather than earlier.
iOS 5 is set to launch in September, and if Apple holds their annual September iPod Event, a simultaneous Phone 5 announcement could take place and would coincide perfectly. If the event takes place in mid/early September, Apple could announce release dates for weeks later, to take place in October. Add in the industry connections ATD has (they host the annual D conference), and this story might have a little weight.
As August passes, expect even juicier iPhone 5 rumours to ‘develop’. Let’s hope for decent Fall weather for those line ups, eh?