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iPhone 5 Release Date in September … No, August … No, September

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iPhone 5 Release Date in September … No, August … No, September
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Update 08/19: There has been a whole lot of back and forth in this release date game. Since this article was originally written speculation has been all over the place. The latest at this point is that it will be early October, based on a Boy Genius Report AT&T source.

A rumor is a rumor. That’s why it’s a rumor. Does that make sense?

Either way, rumors about Apple’s next iteration of the iPhone have been pouring out of the tech Blogosphere for months, and one of the common ones has been an expected release this September. That’s why when Boy Genius Report raised the possibility of it coming in August, people took note (the difference of a whole month…or maybe not even that!).

The publication reported, “We have been told by a reliable source to expect a radical new case design for the upcoming iPhone, though we have not been given any additional details surrounding the design of the new iPhone case. What about a release, then? The consensus is that Apple is going to announce the next-generation iPhone at the company’s annual September event, traditionally focused on iPods, but we have heard it’s quite possible Apple will break tradition. According to our source, Apple may hold an event in the beginning or middle of August to announce the new iPhone, with availability to follow in the last week of August.”

Then comes a report from Bloomberg, which says Apple “plans to introduce a new iPhone in September that boasts a stronger chip for processing data and a more advanced camera, according to two people familiar with the plans.”

And that, “The device will include the A5 processor, the more powerful chip that Apple added to the iPad 2 earlier this year, along with an 8-megapixel camera, up from the 5-megapixel model in the iPhone 4, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public. Apple is also testing a new version of the iPad that has a higher resolution screen, similar to the one now used in the iPhone 4, one of the people said.”

Ok, so there’s a new iPad rumor for you too.

But staying on topic, we’re apparently back to a September release, but what about BGR’s “reliable” source? Is it totally out of the question that Apple could reveal the next iPhone in August? It doesn’t seem unheard of.

“From what I’ve heard, this is unlikely,” writes MG Siegler at TechCrunch. “Apple has stated that iOS 5 is due this fall, August is not the fall, and there is no way Apple releases the iPhone 5 without iOS 5.”

Maybe he’s right about that, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t show it off ahead of the release…in August. It’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility is it?

In the end, whether it comes out in August or September, we’re talking about a difference of a few weeks. A lot of people are quite happy with their iPhone 4s, and considering that iOS 5 will run on those (as well as the 3G Ss), how much does it really matter whether it comes out in late August or in September?

iPhone 5 Release Date in September … No, August … No, September
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  • http://www.reversestreetads.com Mike

    Rumors are rumors..whoever these sources are (either employed by Apple or partnering with Apple) need to keep their big mouth shut. Didn’t they sign a confidentiality agreement when they signed on at Apple?

    Just let Apple announce or advertise when the next latest update will be, that way we don’t have to read about all these so called rumors.

  • http://www.technologytracks.wordpress.com Darshan

    SO, has everybody got a chance to know, iPhone 5 may feature curved glass screen as well.
    I am saying this because I read it on the engadget
    I have also written a wordpress.com/2011/05/26/apple-to-introduce-iphone5-with-curved-glass-screen-2/” rel=”nofollow”>post on it!
    What you say, guys? Will iPhone 5 continue the iPad legacy?

    • David

      I don’t believe the iPhone 5 will be a part of the iPad legacy, the iPhone revolutionized the phone world anyway in a sense, it would only make sense for them to continue the path of new original developments instead of make it more like the tablet. Yes they could and probably will use internal parts such as the faster processor from the iPad, it’s something they have in their arsenal to make more possible with the phone.
      Plus, Apple isn’t going to want to cut into the sales of their own merchandise meaning, if they make the two gadgets similar a customer would opt out of one for another when in fact these two shouldn’t be competition for each other. The phone is a phone, the tablet a tablet. If people see it as the only real difference is one can make calls and one has a bigger screen then they could lose customer interest in the uniqueness of their product similar to that of what happened to GM as to how they used the same chassis to build cars for Pontiac, chevrolet, hummer and Saturn among others, just put a different name on it and send it out the door. When you were buying what you thought was a Pontiac was really nothing more than a rebadged cobalt with a slightly different look. The markets are different but the idea stays the same: people don’t want to spend money on something that seems like a blown up version of the same thing.

  • Lost phone

    People who lost there i phone 4 a few weeks back :(

  • Appy (Not)

    I want it soon because that might be my bday gift in September. If I like iPhone 5 I’ll get it but I I don’t then iPhone 4 will be cheaper!

    • Hey

      Lucky, and smart!

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