Latest rumor: iPhone 5 to come in September

Latest rumor: iPhone 5 to come in September
Folks, we've witnessed a lot of rumors regarding the eventual release date for the next iPhone, many of which being somewhat groundless... and here's another one! According to an anonymous 9to5Mac source, who is said to have been “previously accurate” when it comes to Apple rumors, the iPhone 5 (or  4S, or whatever Apple decides to call it) has entered its final testing stage, and is to be launched in September (along with the new BMW 1-series, but that probably doesn't bother you much).

Additionally, it is reported that Apple and Verizon are yet to sign the deal that will allow FaceTime to work over the carrier's 3G network. We are unsure if this means that the deal with AT&T has been signed; the source doesn't specify. Finally, it seems some problems with iOS 5's OTA update capabilities through Verizon haven't been sorted out yet, so the presence of that feature on Big Red's next iPhone model is still under question.

Now is probably a good time to remember that famous quote: “Don't shoot the messenger!”

source: 9to5Mac

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1. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I wouldn't be surprised about ota issues on Verizon. They're known for delaying phones and sw updates.

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

What phones specifically have been delayed by Verizon? Can't argue with you on the software updates. Though I'm glad the final Gingerblur update was delayed, because the leaked build had a couple or glitches that needed solving before the update was ready for prime time.

7. SomeGuy unregistered

Thunderbolt, Bionic, Xperia Play (If I remember right?). Either that, or they just never give a solid release date, until its about a week or two from coming out.

4. Notecard unregistered

Wasn't Verizon the last carrier to provide their Galaxy S phone (Fascinate) users an update?

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I never knew a deal had to be worked out for FaceTime. I thought if it was a feature of the phone, thats all that mattered.

9. sweetlou unregistered

The deal that needs to be worked out is whether or not carriers will allow face time over their data (3g) networks instead of just wi-fi. Unfortunitely carriers can make this descision. However, the reasoning before was that apple was not satisfied with the video quality over 3g....

6. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

my contract is up in august...i think i can wait one extra month

8. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Wasn't there also an "iRumor" that this device was just a modest upgrade, and that Summer 2012 was going to have a brand-spanking new iPhone, maybe LTE capable and the such? Have a iPhone fanatic working with me, and he is curious if he should wait.

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