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

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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106 Comments

105. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

As soon as it drops for sprint trading in my 3d. workin for Sprint i get 6 month contracts, so if the iphone isn't up to par i only have it for a little :) suckas

99. joey18

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

AllmoSt two years for iphone 5 i think is the same iphone 4 little thins inside so if is the same i will go for samsung droid prime

93. rfrapp

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 10, 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.

92. novioman unregistered

is the screen being improved on the iphone5 ?

91. Gooney Fl unregistered

I don't care what iOS it is. If I don't stop getting these damn pop ups on every freaking web site this iPad takes me to ( including phone arena), most of whic say they have a goddamned app for their site tih pad is gonna go on eauction and my iphone 3 is gonna be replaced by a Samsung! Why can't a pop up blocker block this crap????

86. nicky_plat

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

I have been coming on this site for years. I read articles but never looked at the comments until a month or so ago, and I can't believe what I'm seeing. Having a preference about a specific device or company is one thing, but most of what I see here is pure hyperbole and "fanboy-ism" to the highest degree, and it's really sad. Complete disclosure: I have owned 3 Blackberrys and 2 (soon to be 3) Android decives.I respect Apple products for their simplicity, reliability, and ease-of-use, but will never own one because I'm not a fan of the Apple ecosystem, and I also enjoy the freedom Android provides. I admit that Android is not perfect by any means, but it's perfect for me. If Apple products, or Blackberry products, or Windows Mobile, Nokia, WebOS products are more your spped, then by all means use what you like, But all this constant bickering and "my phone's better than yours", "your cell provider sucks" bull is overdone and childish. NONE of you is getting a cut of any profilts from these companies, and none of you should be blindly pledging your allegance to or willing to fight to the death for any of these companies. At the end of the day, they just want your money. You are a consumer, nothing more. Get over yourselves, stop being idiots and exercise your right to use your brains.

67. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Just buy the phone that best for you...we all have to remember it just phones that we are talking about.No one really cares what type of phones we use everyday.my phone is not going to make me or break me .I like android because of what it can do for me and thats it.And if you like the iphone go ahead get

68. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Says the man with the green sh** eating a apple

104. PzykoSkillz

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 29, 2011

Who cares what his avatar picture is? He said get whichever phone you like, he didn't bash Apple or anything...

76. ilia1986 unregistered

What if I bought the iPhone 4 because I believed that it would level the field in terms of user customization in the next iOS update? Because I totally did. And I totally expected that - like many many many others. And that totally didn't happen. So now I'm totally disappointed, and totally pissed when the iSheep refer to iOS 5 as the greatest innovation ever since the dawn of industrial age.

90. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Ok, well maybe your salesman should have sent you to look at an Android. You can change your wallpaper. With the new iOS, they are making it WAY EASIER to get notifications, emails, facebook, and that twitter garbage. Anyways, if you like customization, get an Android. But those phones need some serious software revamping. My buddy has an iPhone 4, and he pretty much does everything I do in a given day, and I charge my phone at least twice when I am over there. It is annoying. I just want to get my information, and get off of the phone. With an Android, you constantly turn off data, GPS, WiFi... WHY?!?! It is way too frustrating. I MIGHT take a look at the GSII, but I am waiting for the iPhone 5, no questions asked.

102. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Sounds like you didn't know anything about Apple. Every person who is familiar with Apple knows they like to control their devices to improve the user experience. Getting an Apple device so you can customize is silly at best and really just ignorant. You should be upset with yourself not Apple.

106. ilia1986 unregistered

Dj21o - I'm not even going to respond to that. taco50 - I also know - or at least have known - that when it comes to features and innovation (oh, how ironic) Apple used to be at the top. Now, they are just copying others. And not even fully doing that. Widgets are innovative. So are live wallpapers. And yet Android has them - and Apple does not. Heck, Apple cannot even say that widgets are useless - when they implemented them themselves in MacOS X.

66. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

We cant we all just get along?

65. brett012405

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 11, 2011

I currently switched from an iphone 4 to an android. Personally I liked the iphone for the simplicity and not having force closes or having to pull the battery. But android is nice for customizing your phone to how you want. Either way android or iphone...both phones are awesome depending on what you want in a phone. I've had iphone 3g, 3gs, and iphone 4 and I've had many of the Android phones as well. Plus, Nobody nees to bash steve jobs....his creation of the iphone was obviously genius because apple made billions of dollars from it....and i dont know if apple haters are just jealous or what but damn...everyone needs to calm down. everyone has their right to their own opinion...either way both android and iphone are awesome smartphones.... something to think about too....apple's phones and OS even though they arent as advanced, as android fans say....but they are still just as successful or more successful than android...even with all of androids phones and advancements....

58. Iphonepimpin unregistered

Holly crap!!! Droid boys n girls. Widgets live wallpapers stupid icon customization! All crap on a phone anyone who spends that much time doing all that on there phone clearly is using it for what it's made to do. CALL TEXT EMAIL BE SOCIAL!!! apple just makes things better and better means reliable long lasting innovated. My iPhone 3GS still kicks droids ass! So before you hate..... Appreciate! Steve jobs has done what most CEO's dont even dream of doing (greedy bastards) if he had no passion the vision we all would be using cheaply made plastic phones that say does this n that but don't! So give the man and apple RESPECT!

59. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

WOW. I wish you could hear me clapping. *Clapping* *Clapping* *Clapping* *Clapping*

75. ilia1986 unregistered

How right you are, mr idiot aka iphonepimpin. SMARTPHONES are clearly just for "CALL TEXT EMAIL BE SOCIAL". That has to be the very definition of "Smart". Keep smoking that stuff. LOL @ iSheep admitting that only thing iPhone is good at is "CALL TEXT EMAIL". Minus the "Call" part if you don't have a case for your iPhone 4.

78. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

73% percent of americans use the cell phone for get this.... "call.. text... email... and be social.... according to a studey conducted at the University of North Carolina conducted among man and women from 20-35 years old.... so I say Iphonepimpin (unregistered) is a genius...

89. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

If the Android phones are so smart, why do they die EASILY within a day? Why do you have to turn off data ALL OF THE TIME? Why do you need to KILL TASKS every time you turn off the phone? Androids are nowhere near friendly to their hardware. And if you need to spend all day TRYING to make it last all day, it will die even quicker. While my happy ass has the phone in my pocket accepting notifications all day long, and it being 10x's easier to access everything I want. Goodbye Android!!!

101. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

What do you use your phone for?

108. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

taco50 you have to have friends or know people to "CALL TEXT EMAIL BE SOCIAL"! lol What do you use your phone for? :-) iSheep just baaaa, they don’t need phones at all! lol

56. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

is in it ICS a combination of Gingerbread and Honeycomb?.... just sayin...

53. dcgore unregistered

It would be awesome if the Iphone 5, the Vigor and the Droid Prime were released on the same exact day. I think people would not know which one to go with.

55. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

LMAO. this is so true. The phone that people wait in line for every year

51. SpanishDeveloper

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

Of course some features of iOS5 are very similar to Android and vice versa. Each company copies the other. For example, the contact list in Android is an "inspiration" of IOS' contact list. And there are more examples about it. So it's not true that IOS5 isn't different from IOS4. Regards.

48. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

250. Anti virus, wait we don't need that. Ok you win it only has 249 new features.

49. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

#248 is speculation sorry it's not a FEATURE. I can go all day with this bogus list but I have some actual work to do. I will keep checking your list of vulgarity throughout the day. iOS 5 that's so rich. Like iOS 4 didn't have any of this! lol Hey I like the effort iKingTrust....tard! You are most definitely worthy of the name iDiot iSheep! lol

50. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ohh & thanks for the list, if I didn't know any better I would have thought you are giving me features of an Android OS, since Android has HAD almost everything you listed. lol So it looks like iOS copied more than just the notifications from Android, as iKingtrust....tard so cleverly put it on #218. Again that is just ONE of hundreds of features iOS copied from Android. Thanks for the list! lol Yes my boy you are a true legend! lol

52. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I just realized you were still commenting. I must have hit a nerve. LMAO. I thought "you had real work to do". guess not.

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