Although this is currently unconfirmed by Apple, it looks like the iPhone 5 will be unveiled on October 4th - meaning that it will officially launch shortly thereafter.
All Things D is quoting sources close to the situation that say Apple is planning their next big media event to showcase the new iPhone 5.
While Apple could certainly change its plans anytime, sources said that the Oct. 4 date has been selected by the company to showcase the iPhone 5. Sources added that the plan is now to make the new device available for purchase within a few weeks after the announcement.
Most recent rumors have said that the iPhone 5 will hit stores sometime in mid-October. If October 4th is the accurate date for Apple's big product demo, then mid-October would be a good estimate for the product launch.
While it appears that Sprint will be getting the iPhone 5, whenever it launches, things aren't looking good for T-Mobile. A leaked document recently quoted the company's CMO in saying that they would not be getting the iPhone 5 in 2011.
This news of an October 4th Apple event is significant for another reason. The event is set to be led by Apple's new CEO, Tim Cook. Not only will this be his first big media event since the resignation of Steve Jobs, but also his first big product demo.
According to All Things D's sources, Cook will preside over the event but will probably have help from Apple lieutenants like their Marketing head Phil Schiller and iOS chiefs. Questions have been raised regarded the company's future without the legend of Steve Jobs running the show - so this big announcement would be perfect time for Cook to show himself as the future of the company.[Image Courtesy Appleblogz]