Apple iPhone 5 coming to U.S. on September 5th, rest of world on October 5th?

Apple iPhone 5 coming to U.S. on September 5th, rest of world on October 5th?
In the past, whenever we were coming close to the launch of the next generation Apple iPhone, the handset would dominate conversation and we would be inundated with leaked pictures and possible specs of Apple's next touchscreen model. This year, thanks to the growing popularity of Android, the Apple iPhone 5 has had to share space with the Motorola DROID Bionic and the Samsung Galaxy S II as both of those models are also waiting to be launched to an eagerly awaiting group of Stateside smartphone buyers.

As a result, it almost seems an afterthought that a rumor has come to the U.S. by way of Italy. According to an un-named  Senior Executive for Swiss carrier Swisscom, the carrier will be launching the Apple iPhone 5 on October 5th. The site says that the same source is 100% certain that the U.S. release of the device will be exactly one month earlier on September 5th. The Executive says he is so certain about the date because the main mobile operators would have already been contacted by Apple to agree how to distribute the next-gen model. As we earlier reported, a report from a Chinese market analysis firm said that the iPhone 5 would launch from China and in the the current quarter which does include September.

Before you start circling the date on your calendar though, Verizon's new CEO, Lowell McAdams (who came from the Verizon Wireless end of the company) recently told those listening in on an earnings conference call, that while he expected a fall launch of the next Apple iPhone, he had no idea when it was going to come out. So according to iPhone Italia, we are to believe that the CEO of Verizon doesn't have a clue as to when the iPhone 5 will launch, but an anonymous source inside Swisscom has access to the date? All we are saying is that while there is some reason to believe that the September 5th U.S. launch date could be true, we need to take this info with the proverbial grain of salt.

source: iPhoneItalia (Translated) via CultofMac

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Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I wish you guys would stop suggesting we ingest grains of salt, that is very unhealthy!!!

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If we followed PA's advice, we would be getting treatment for hypertension....

22. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

So Much Sodium!!!

25. ghost_uwi

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

wait wait so what your telling me is that I was not supposed to be taking all that salt when I read those articles from PA earlier ?

2. iphone or droid unregistered

Just sell the phones already. I currently have a droidX but am debating between the next iphone or the Bionic. F'it......whichever comes out first im getting it. So prob the bionic it will be.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I would go to a verizon store and check out the Droid 3. The software and processor is going to be pretty much the same on the Bionic. Then look at the screen and size of the Droid X2 then add them all together and you have the Bionic. I would rather instead decide on the next iphone or the sgs2.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Don't forget the part about LTE.... The Bionic was supposed to add it all together in one package - screen of the X2, chipset from the Droid 3, + an LTE radio. Unfortunately, something didn't work as well as it was supposed to, and we are still waiting for the Bionic.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yea it seems odd how all of the LTE phones currently are running 2.2 with single core processors. I mean the Thunderbolt was suppose to get 2.3 multiple times while the HTC Incredible 2(3G ONLY) got 2.3. I heard reports that the original Bionic's battery life was only lasting 2-3 hours on a full charge. That they had to cram in an 2000 battery in there just for it to last a few hours. But of course nothing is confirmed, just I wouldn't doubt it being true though.

13. Leyjee

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 25, 2011

a 2000mah battery only lasting 3 hours? I know its dualcore but still...


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Dual core and LTE was apparently a bad combo.

16. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

It should be Samsung Function, Motorola Droid Bionic, Or iPhone 5. I would go with the function

4. shannbholla unregistered

I'm sick of everyone guessing when this phone is coming out. It'll come out when it COME OUT DAMMIT!!!! Everyone just needs to relax. We have tons of phones out now that suits our needs. I like Androd. I like Apple. I like Blackberry. I'm not a hater. I just wish people would stop going crazy over these damn I phones. Its like a cult!!!!

10. agasgafas unregistered

They're just reporting news, let the apple fanboys anticipate the iPhone5 while we anticipate the GS2 in the US(the bionic sucks compared to that thing, at least its already been released so we can confirm its stability, if a phone doesn't deserve the amount of hype its getting it would be the Bionic)

17. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

shanndholla- please understand: This is PHONE Arena website. It is about mobile. We post and argue due to our interest.

8. joey18

Posts: 683; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

my contract for upgrade is october 28 my old phone was blacberry and then droid x b,,,phones guive me alot problems so now i,m getting the new iphone but im lucky to have the unlimited data for be old custumer so u guys are new custumers so is better get sprint the verizon there is ulimited data

9. me.

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

any idea when iphone 9 is coming?

27. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

It's rumored for September 5, 2015. I heard it from a Chinese supplier, but please, take it with a grain of salt. It's unnoficial.

11. Shannbholla unregistered

the bionic looks nice. cool specs. The thing I dislike about android so much is that they have so many phones coming out all the time. And like most of the time, they all have the same specs. The only thing thats different is the company who made it!

15. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

and that is a bad thing why?

23. Daywalker unregistered

Same specs?! You sound like a RIM fanboy. You know, I heard they got some phones that are 3D now. You ever seen one? How about if a GSM and CDMA enabled, business-oriented Android came out with an 8 MP rear-camera, a front-camera, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, a kickstand, webtop and Zumocast functionality, etc.? I get a feeling you'd want it. At least Android is much, much better than the soon-to-be-bankrupt Blackberry.

18. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Only due to the fact I found it funny: Found an article on BGR about fake Apple stores in China. Can't make this stuff up.

19. Rao unregistered

Dumb dumb dumb Alan F.!! How will Verizon CEO give out a confirmed date just like that and later face the wrath of Mr. Jobs?? No person in his right senses will openly admit to iPhone's launch date before Mr. Jobs in his black turtle neck does!!

20. iPoop

Posts: 58; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

i hope it makes calls

21. sscorp99

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

yeah right

24. biscutbob

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

I work at a phone company and people are already calling trying to reserve an iphone5.. just wait damnit its going to be the same thing so i dont know why they get so exited. they would buy an iphone 4 if it just said 4.5 or 4s they would buy the sh*t out of it.

26. TOdoubleD

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

That is the truth. Brilliant marketing by Apple has made it what it is today. It doesn't matter to most if the technology or the user experience is falling behind. Slap an apple sticker on it, and it sells like hotcakes.

28. shannbholla unregistered

First off, Ryan (Daywalker), how many Android phones you see come in here with issues? How many times has you HTC 3D rebooted? My blackberry never has rebooted in the year I had it. Second, Any phone is better than that piece of s**t Exclaim you had!! Did you even have internet on that giant paper weight? hahahahahahahahahahaha.

30. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

phones rebooting? sounds like your typical android fecal matter.

29. MHHMazda unregistered

I dont know why???!!! but I hope apple release iPhone 5 soonerrrrrrrrrrrrrr and soon Steve Jobs'll feel good .

31. MHHMazda unregistered

I still wait for The_Miz to comment LOLZ.

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