Report: next Apple iPhone to launch in September or October

Report: next Apple iPhone to launch in September or October
With all the focus being placed on the upcoming Apple iPad 3, it almost seems that the next generation Apple iPhone has been forgotten. That has changed. A report on Japanese web site Macotakara says that Apple, at least for the time being, will be launching its smartphones on a fall schedule. Thus, the next-generation of the Apple iPhone will be launched this coming September or October, similar to the release of the current Apple iPhone 4S. The current model of the iPhone was rolled out early last October instead of the previous summer launch dates for the product.

The speculation of a fall release for the next Apple iPhone led BGR to repeat its earlier report that the next-gen Apple iPhone will have a newly designed antenna system. The new design has been made to prevent a repeat of the Antennagate flaw which led to the left-handed death grip and the loss of signal strength on the phone. As we recently told you, Apple has just settled a class-action suit filed by Apple iPhone 4 holders who suffered with problems relating to the placement of the antenna on the device. Besides the new antenna, the site adds that the next iPhone will have a unibody aluminum body, a characteristic of the phone expected by a few different sources.

The report fails to mention some of the other changes that are expected for the next iteration of the Apple iPhone, such as a larger screen and LTE connectivity.

source: Macotakara (translated) via BGR

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37 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

report : its expected to get cold next winter!

12. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Well apparently you sources are just as accurate as Macotakara. Everyone knows global warming is happening and next winter and we will have an average temperature of 90 degrees while we all drown to death. And everyone knows no rumor about the iPhone 5 is anywhere close to accurate just someone who is bored starting a rumor.

19. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

Sorry man, meant to give you the thumbs up but clicked to fast.

25. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

I wish...here in be NW Indiana we have gotten snow maybe fives times this winter.......I had to keep my snow mobiles in the garage....lame

2. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

and the rumor mill keeps churning...

9. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I hoping for an Apple employee to lose it in bar, again, and we get a preview of the unit/prototype.

13. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

You know apple gets a slack for it but everyone is cheering for it to happen.

3. fanboy

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 07, 2011

iphone 4 2.0s

4. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

iphone 4$$ xD

16. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

What's the odds this one will run on EDGE data and no MMS, and they will claim they did it first?

22. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

iPhone 4STD.......

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

will it run crysis ?

8. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Yep, also BF:3 and Skyrim.

6. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010

I'm thinking this release date is good, my upgrade is in November and I can see whether the iPhone 5 is a good competitor.

7. dvancleave

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 19, 2010

Breaking News: next-gen iPhone will support direct neural interface. Users will need to make an appointment with a Neuro-surgeon to have the device implanted into their brains. And best of all, battery life will no longer be an issue. Instead of using the tradional battery powerplant, it will feed off of the bio-chemical energy generated by your nerve impulses. This will provide users a much simpler and more interactive experience. And it will allow Apple to better leverage control over their loyal followers.

10. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Fail...lol

23. thnkthru3

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

They will take out a patent on your kidneys...

14. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Dam it that wasn't supposed to get out. My sources swore not to tell anyone else. Well just so everyone knows we are on to you cook.

18. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Too much TV?

11. Croxy

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Of course they will release it in fourth Q(quarter) , look how many iPhone 4s's were sold during winter holidays... Apple is targeting to hit that again. And even if it doesn't have the specs that we expect, regular people (If you're reading this, you're not one of them) will all bash into shops to buy it just to brag to their friends they got it... stupid materialistic society.. especially in the US

15. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Consume or die brother. It is a sad state of affairs. On the flip side we get the shiniest, sparkliest, most funnerific devices.

17. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I am going to have to check up on the word funnerific. Will get back to you.

34. bunbury3

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

i like iphones but i agree with you a 100%

20. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

The price in U.S. 600 USD, price in Brazil 2000 USD ,>_

21. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

happy to see the fandroids are already here.. with their usual bs... like we care... 4th quarter sounds right since I will be skipping this one.

24. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

is every writer a applefan cmon stop with the rumors

26. dreammixer

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'd say about 90% of the comments on this article are android fans. Weird how excited they are for an iPhone launch since they claim they hate it.

28. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Nice to have you back taco wasn't the same without you.

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

hopefully you wont be staying too long. :)

32. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Dont hate remix.. i know you want your way to be the right way and dont like other points of view... which goes against the Android code... having options..????

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