AllThingsD earlier today reported that Apple may be launching it’s widely rumoured iPhone 5 in October and not in September as expected. The report also mentioned that the latest information was from “a source familiar with Apple’s plans”.
So, when can we expect the company to uncrate the iPhone 5?
“October,” the source said, while declining to offer a hard launch date. Other sources said it will be later in the month rather than earlier.”
Apple, in the last few years, released the next gen iPhone in the June/July timeframe but changed it this year as a result of the iPhone 4 heading to Verizon and the release of a White iPhone 4. No further details on the specs of the iPhone 5 were released and all previous rumors on hardware stand firm.
AllThingsD has been well versed with Apple rumors in the past and usually does not report news unless it has been confirmed by a solid source. The publication has also conducted interviews with Steve Jobs every year and usually gets information before other news outlets.
This claim may be correct as it is unlikely that Apple would hold an iPod and an iPhone 5 event in September and may push it to October in order to prepare carriers and stocking of the device in it’s retail stores.
Apple has not yet revealed any plans for an upcoming event. The fifth gen iPhone is expected to feature Apple’s A5 dual-core chip, 8MP camera and thinner design.