One more thing: Apple's next event is scheduled for October 4th

One more thing: Apple's next event is scheduled for October 4th
October 4th, 2011. That’s the date for the next Apple press event featuring the new man-in-charge Tim Cook, at least according to the infamous “sources close to the situation” quoted by AllThingsD. Hold your breaths - if true, this must finally be it for the iPhone 5. Rumors have generally been split between a September and October launch, but with this last news, it seems that Apple has finally chosen October for the iPhone announcement. The iPhone 5 will reportedly be available for purchase within a few weeks after the unveiling.

Don’t take this as 100% certain - after all, Apple hasn’t yet announced anything and that means that matters are subject to change. But it’s very likely that October 4th will be the final date.

The launch will also put Tim Cook to the test for the first time as the official Apple CEO. We’re curious whether the new chief executive will also use the signature Steve Jobs “One more thing” phrase before lifting the cover off the iPhone 5. So far, Apple has continued its galloping growth with its shares closing at an all-time high above $410 and all suggestions that Cupertino will start sliding once Jobs steps out have been put to rest.

At the event, we expect Cook to make the big announcements, but the rest of the Apple crew is also probably going to appear on stage with iOS head Scott Forstall and Eddy Cue, the usual suspects. It’s less than two weeks until that Tuesday, so mark it all in red in your calendars and stay tuned.

source: AllThingsD

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70 Comments

1. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

a bit later than hoped. i sure hope it doesnt take "a few weeks" for them to hit the shelves. i'd guess under a week (maybe two)

2. chi chi unregistered

sucks i was gonna renew my contract with the iphone 5 but i guess not! sprint here i come!! unless tmob lying to hype up the release at tmob

29. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Come out in January lol thats when my ip4 upgrade...kidding can't wait to see how it looks thats the only thing I want to know.

5. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Taco???

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

The miz. i miss his trolling. too bad we're a lot powerful.

8. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

hes probably camping out for the event lol

4. SpanishDeveloper

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

It's a shame, later than I expected. Why is Apple doing these rare things this year? I don't understand. We should have the iPhone 5 already in our hands!!

7. krysis

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

why? because the iphone 4 is still selling like hotcakes. milk it while you can. they still sell for 400 on craigslist easily

9. SpanishDeveloper

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

Yeah, I Know but that situation won't remain equal forever. Apple can lose its first position on the market if they continue acting this way. The iPhone 4 is a good smartphone but it has passed from being a high-tech phone to a mid-range phone.

10. ilia1986 unregistered

What first position on the market? On what market? The US one? On what planet do you live? iPhone: 28% Android: 40+%. Nuff said.

14. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

but when you take into account that apple takes all the profits for IOS sales while the android sales are split my samsung, motorola, htc (among others) apple gets a SUBSTANTIALLY larger profit than the rest of them

15. ilia1986 unregistered

Yeah.. so? I have a hard disk which is 250GB large - which is larger than any CD\DVD I own in terms of capacity. But I also have about 500 DVDs\CDs. See the point?

19. SpanishDeveloper

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

Even though your figures are more or less right, Apple is the wealthiest corporation and they sell more devices (phones, tables and MP4 players) than any other company. That's what I was refering to.

43. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

First in smartphone sales and profit.

52. droidsucksnow unregistered

Android: 98% buggy Iphone: 28% buggy NUFF SAID.

73. Hey unregistered

So... iphone is only on 2 networks.. android is on all networks and some are really really cheap and outdated like metro... unless u wanna buy a phone without contract with all your requirement needs...

13. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

We havent sold hardly any iphone 4s in the shop i work in for months now,due mainly to customers asking for galaxy s2's or other top androids or also of them saying they've all heard from friends with iphones that they are terrible for reception and dropping calls among other faults. Staff are delight as comeback complaints of dropped calls,broken screens,phone asking to be 'restored' continually are massively down!!!

25. earle.evans

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

who cares what happens at your shop?

31. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Am sure apple cares...apple would want people asking for iPhones instead of other phones...

42. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You're obviously lying as iPhone is the number 1 selling phone on AT&T and VZW. iPhone also has the lowest return rates and highest customer satisfaction ratings.

65. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Not necessarily. Just because it's the highest selling phone overall doesn't mean it is at his particular shop. Also, that data was taken months ago, and Samsung has recently upped their advertising. The age of the iPhone 4 coupled with Samsung's latest campaign and the (overblown, in my opinion) hype of the Bionic could very well lead to a decrease in demand for the iPhone. Remember, the smartphone market is very dynamic, especially during this "arms race" period that Apple, Samsung and the rest find themselves in right now. Blatantly calling somebody a liar is never a good idea, especially when you're not presented with nearly enough facts to base it on.

68. Djinn 360 unregistered

Ok..... here we go ..... IOS VS Android. Iphone Vs Samsung. I had every single device from Apple since the Iphone 1st generation until the iphone 3gs. I decide to change just to see what was the android fever about. Im not ready to say that android is better that IOS, but they are quite easy to use and very friendly user. I love the battery live from my Samsung Galaxy II. Apple has a lot to do still like bluetooth file sharing and also in my personal opinion I dont like to use Itunes it takes forever f. I would say that if Apple doesn't make a BIG WoW with the new release I personally believe that Android will surpass IOS. Reply

70. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

I realize you only shared 1 example (as you may have more), but what does your "bluetooth file sharing" on Android do that the Bump app doesn't? Bump allows you to share contacts, photos, apps, calendar events, social network info, and even music. You can even Bump between Android and iOS, and it doesn't NEED to be over Bluetooth, you can share remotely. Are you talking about sharing videos? Man you will be waiting a long time to transfer giant video files over Bluetooth. Are you talking about documents? Use SugarSync or DropBox for those. Am I missing something with your gripe about iOS not having native Bluetooth sharing? As far as iTunes hate, use SharePod windows app to drag/drop music/videos to/from iOS.

39. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

@ spanish because they need time to produce the phones for more than one cell company

11. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

We should expect the usual Apple pr brainashing pr here at this event like 'wow this is cool' 'you need this (u must buy it now)" "This changes everything again again and possibly not again",islave are ready to swallow this mess with open arms!

26. earle.evans

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

jealous

32. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Jealous for what? having a clear mind lol

45. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

A blind Apple hater has a clear mind?

16. ilia1986 unregistered

I saw Tim Cook on stage once. He doesn't know how to speak. Apple events will completely be boring from now own. ".. And now - the biggest invention since electricity - an iPod touch colored in white!!! It's magical and incredible!"

17. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Nay sayers commenting really have no merit. Calling people islaves is just ignorant. The iPhone is a great device by itself, but really many buy to get into Apple's ecosystem. Using an iTunes server, I get my music/photos/videos streamed to my AppleTVs in the most dead-simple way, using my iPhone as a remote. Or I can stream it all to my phone to be played on a portable stereo dock. Let's not forget about dead simple AirPlay for streaming music/video/pictures wirelessly to the AppleTV from your iPhone. All this while updating play/skip counts, ratings, and playlists with each device. Yes, you can stream with PS3, XBOX360, but not this simple and throughout the house (you buying an XBOX for each TV/stereo?), and can your girlfriend run it without instructions? Not to mention iCloud compatibility with iTunes Match turning all my 10yr old crappy CD rips into 256kbps quality. For me, Apple really has to screw up big time to lose me as a customer. I feel like Apple haters bash with bad arguments and haven't honestly been a part of Apple's ecosystem. Some say that I'm "trapped" in Apple's ecosystem. The way I see it, I'm not trapped, I'm in an environment where everything is easy to use and really...just works together.

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