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Latest speculation has iOS 5 launching October 10th, Apple iPhone 5 on October 15th?

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Latest speculation has iOS 5 launching October 10th, Apple iPhone 5 on October 15th?
We have some new speculation regarding the coming launch of iOS 5 and the Apple iPhone 5. According to AppleInsider, the Cupertino based firm's support center-AppleCare-was told to expect a rush of phone calls on October 10th in relation to iOS. Now, the only reason to call AppleCare about iOS would be if all of a sudden everyone using an iOS flavored device forgot how to use it, or because a new build was launched. We would have to believe it's the latter in this case even though Apple Insider says that the tip comes from a source that is unproven.

What is so important about the launch of iOS? Recently, Apple has brought out the latest build of the software just prior to releasing the newest version of its touchscreen phone. For example, in 2009 and 2010, Apple released upgraded iPhone software just before introducing the next version of the handset. In 2009, just 2 days before the Apple iPhone 3GS went on sale, Apple released version 3.0 of what was then called "iPhone software". Last year, iOS 4 was released 3 days before the launch of the Apple iPhone 4.

Another tip comes from the CEO of French carrier Orange, Stephane Richard. Richard said in a televised interview, "If I believe what we heard, the iPhone will be released Oct. 15." When the CEO of a carrier talks, it usually carries more weight in this situation than other sources. One point to bring out is that the company he heads, Orange, is in France which means that a U.S.launch could be a few days earlier. 

This seems to fit with what we earlier reported about a potential Apple iPhone 5 release, which pointed to pre-orders at the end of this month and a launch on October 7th. And around that time, we are looking for the launch of a number of high end Android models like the HTC Vigor (HTC ThunderBolt 2?) and the Samsung DROID Prime. For U.S. smartphone fans, this could be the most exciting time of the year.

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 14 Sep 2011, 01:28 7

1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


LOL but their not even cool,any more, , Jaja, , (here comes the fanboys)

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 06:29 1

18. win7.5 (unregistered)


agreed. had 2 different gen iphones. same sh!t different toilet. needs more ompphhh on the software side.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 12:45

60. johnHENRY (unregistered)


same here. the iphone doesnt have an edge over the competition. They should make more UI changes and more integration services within the phone but i do like how they implemented the drop down notification bar just like how android does.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 01:48 5

2. Roger That Matey (unregistered)


No one gives a crap about the jobless phone.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 02:53 8

6. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Oh, well I do. Trading in my Evo as soon as it gets off of the truck at Sprint.

And I also give a s**t about Jobs. He has pancreatic cancer (which can't be cured), and you wouldn't have your famous 1 out of 1,000,000,000 Android phone if it wasn't for him.

Show a little respect to the person who made the smartphone, even if you can't stand what he made. Get over it.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 15:10

69. nicky_plat (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


Hey idiot, Steve Jobs didn't create the smartphone. Palm did, that's why they own a patent for it.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 15:32

74. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Hey, palm doesn't even count as a smartphone. Good job.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 16:29

80. nicky_plat (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


Do some research, Palm in fact does hold the original patent for the smartphone. Look it up.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 15:44

77. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


And where did I say he invented it? I didn't. Android has IOS features. So learn how to comprehend a sentence jackass.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 16:28

79. nicky_plat (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


Dj21o posted on 13 hours ago 7 3
Oh, well I do. Trading in my Evo as soon as it gets off of the truck at Sprint.

And I also give a s**t about Jobs. He has pancreatic cancer (which can't be cured), and you wouldn't have your famous 1 out of 1,000,000,000 Android phone if it wasn't for him.

Show a little respect to the person who made the smartphone, even if you can't stand what he made. Get over it.

Dude, are you blind, stupid, or both?

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 16:47

81. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Ok you are a f**king retard. I said MADE, like he made the smartphone better. NOT INVENT. DUMBASS.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 19:06

96. nicky_plat (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


Perhaps you should work on your grasp of the English language and try making your points clearer. I'll help you out, try "He improved the smartphone", or "He revolutionized the smartphone", or, sticking with your original wording, "He made the smartphone better" or "He made the smartphone what it is today".

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 19:08

97. nicky_plat (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


I don't know what's going on in that brain of yours, but don't assume that everyone else is going to understand what you mean if you don't explain it clearly.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 19:01

94. rfrapp (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


I don't understand why people keep saying that without Apple android wouldn't exist. That's completely untrue. Maybe it wouldn't have existed at the time that it came out, but all of these mobile OS's would have eventually been created. No matter who did it first. It's like saying that if Henry Ford never invented the car then there wouldn't be any cars today. It's just dumb.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 19:05

95. rfrapp (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


Oh and here's a fun fact for you Steve Jobs enthusiasts. When Steve and Steve W partnered up and started Apple, Jobs did absolutely nothing besides attempt to market the products. Steve W did everything for the company. So everything Apple has today is thanks to Steve W, not Jobs. Do some research and you'll see.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 19:29

98. hlm2311 (unregistered)


it takes a real coward to talk about someone dying ,suppose it was someone in your family that was dying(quote on quote a real stupid ass). the iphone have nothing to do with the man dying.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 03:03 11

8. omair.fehmi (unregistered)


Even i also give a s**t bout that........dude he may not survive just show some respect for someone who is suffering from such a problem

1 more thing
'YOU CAN'T EVEN THINK TO ACHIEVE WHAT HE HAS ACHIEVED' he made something which is so popular that you find it in hand of 1 out of 12
can you do that.......oh sure you can...just go 2 sleep......in your dreams you will achieve this target.......but try to do it fast before a dog pee on ur face and you may get awake

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 15:12 1

70. nicky_plat (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


Steve called, he said he wants you to get off his nut sack.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 15:18

72. d_ALLL (unregistered)


LOL that got so many thumbs up!!!!!!

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 01:55 2

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I was at an Apple store checking out a 15" MacBook Pro with Quadcore i7 CPU and the conversation moved to when iOS 5 was going to be released. October 8th to 10th was the time that I was given. Based on October 8th to 10th for iOS 5, the iPhone would be expected a week later, given recent past experience mentioned in the article.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 02:55 2

7. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


That date really sucks because I will be sitting my ass on a beach. But I'm perfectly fine with coming back to blow some more money. :p

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 02:37 4

4. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Ifans must prepare to give their money to apple as each and every year

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 06:10 10

14. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


do android users (or any other software/phone users) not upgrade on a regular basis?

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 16:55

85. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Winning.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 02:50 3

5. ilia1986 (unregistered)


iOS 5? You must be mistaken, dear editor. iOS 4.5 is more like it, feature-wise.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 03:15 5

11. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


There are over 250+ new features in IOS5. Even people with one arm can use multi touch on this phone. Its nowhere near a "4.5" as you put it.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 05:15 6

12. ilia1986 (unregistered)


And yet:

No widgets.
No live wallpapers
No further user customization.

You might say that these features are unimportant. I don't care. They EXIST on the leading (market-share wise) smartphone OS in the world right now: Android. Ever since 2009. That's what matters. Not the number of new features - but how they compare to existing features on other platforms - when the "other platforms" is Android mostly - which has the largest market-share among all of the smartphone OSs.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 06:03 4

13. android_hitman (unregistered)


yes but the isheep say it has 250+ features hhahahahahahah

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 09:00 1

36. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


123.Mono audio option for headphones under accessibility (except to choose balance as mentioned above)
124.Cellular Network for App Store: Option to Enable or Disable using Cellular Network (GPRS, 3G) to download apps from the App Store. (This is excellent!)
125.Disable In-App Purchase: Ability to completely disable In-App purchases
126.iTunes Password Prompt: It is now possible to set frequency for iTunes Password prompt to appear.
127.Storage Usage Clean Up: We can not only see what files have taken up the space but we can empty that space with single wipe like Apps, Game’s saved data, Music, Videos etc.
128.Equalizer Presets: These are now more BASS oriented (Most likely)
129.Improved Sound Check for music
130.RSA ID is now available when setting up VPN. (Thanks @jaytrixz for this update). This is for performing two-factor authentication for a user to a network resource.
131.Folders for Mail: Yes. Possible for any allowed mail account including new Hotmail. (I mentioned about Hotmail above but this is new feature for all accounts & thanks @Karl for this info)
132.Hide Keyboard: Hide (Dismiss) keyboard button whenever necessary. (This is for iPad only. Not for iPhone. Confirmed)
133.Find My iPhone: This is available as a part of iCloud integration with an option to disable it. (Thanks Michael for confirmation)
134.Scrolling Titles for YouTube videos
135.Double tap the home button on YouTube while watching a video to see who uploaded that video

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 06:14 6

15. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


its so funny that you fandroids completely lack understanding of apple's design principles.

live wallpapers and widgets run constantly. they suck battery life and use processing power. its not much, but apple has made efficiency of both of those things a priority.

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