iPhone 5 Rumor: Pre-Orders on Sept. 30, Releasing Oct. 7

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Hold on, we've got another iPhone 5 rumor for you.

Several sites have independently reported that Apple is planning an October 7th release for their latest mobile device, the iPhone 5. Unlike the iPad 2 launch, Apple is rumored to accept pre-orders starting either the 29th or the 30th of September.

According to our sources, Apple has been weighing between launching the new iPhone on October 7th or October 14th, but with the product’s latest stages of pre-mass-production currently moving along nicely, Apple is presently shooting towards a launch on the 7th. On top of this, unlike with the iPad 2, Apple plans to offer pre-orders for the new iPhone.

Apple currently plans to begin pre-orders for their next-generation smartphone in the final days of September. The company has still not finalized the pre-order start date, but is debating between Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th. The 30th seems more likely at this point according to one of our sources. Pre-orders for the new iPhone starting in late September will also mean that Apple’s fall event will take place in September.

With a supposed pre-order date of September 30th, an Apple media event would need to take place during the first part of September to formerly announce the device. Late last week a rumor began circulating that an event would take place on September 7th, but that was later debunked by Jim Dalrymple of The Loop. So currently, there is no planned Apple media event, but that could all change over the next few weeks.

When do you think Apple will announced the iPhone 5? Tell us your thoughts.