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 belaunching 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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