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

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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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posted on 21 Sep 2011, 06:01 2

1. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 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)

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 06:06 1

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

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 10:03

29. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 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.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 06:21 2

5. pongkie (Posts: 654; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


posted on 21 Sep 2011, 06:42 2

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

The miz. i miss his trolling.

too bad we're a lot powerful.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 06:45 6

8. pongkie (Posts: 654; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

hes probably camping out for the event lol

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 06:16

4. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 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!!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 06:42 1

7. krysis (Posts: 76; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)

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

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 06:57 5

9. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 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.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 07:05 2

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.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 07:15 3

14. osanilevich (Posts: 286; Member since: 29 Sep 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

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 07:20 2

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?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 08:23

19. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 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.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 11:43

43. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

First in smartphone sales and profit.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 12:37 1

52. droidsucksnow (unregistered)

Android: 98% buggy

Iphone: 28% buggy


posted on 25 Sep 2011, 11:31

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...

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 07:12 4

13. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 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!!!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 09:21 3

25. earle.evans (Posts: 27; Member since: 07 Mar 2010)

who cares what happens at your shop?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 10:05 1

31. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

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

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 11:35 1

42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 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.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 19:27

65. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 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.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 20:48

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.


posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:39

70. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 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.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 10:54

39. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

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

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 07:08 3

11. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 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!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 09:22

26. earle.evans (Posts: 27; Member since: 07 Mar 2010)


posted on 21 Sep 2011, 10:07

32. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Jealous for what? having a clear mind lol

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 12:04

45. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

A blind Apple hater has a clear mind?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 07:26 2

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!"

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 07:45 8

17. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 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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