The iPhone rumor pendulum swings back: to launch in October, not September

The iPhone rumor pendulum swings back: to launch in October, not September
The iPhone rumor pendulum has swung back to professing October as the final launch date, mere hours after an AT&T employee stirred hopes by revealing a blackout on vacations at the carrier as an event was reportedly coming at the end of September. 

“I don’t know why AT&T’s calling for all hands on deck those weeks, but it’s not for an iPhone launch,” a source familiar with Apple’s plans dispelled the rumor to AllThingsD. Well, that should prove once and for all, if not the date, then at least the extra pint of salt that Apple rumors always come with.

But the next-gen iPhone is still expected this fall. The same source pointed out “October,” but couldn't give a specific launch date. Other sources have reportedly leaned towards an early October launch rather than late. This falls in line with some earlier reports about the phone hitting production lines in August, getting announced in September and launching early October.

The iPhone 5 remains a well-guarded secret with expectations pointing to a possible dual-core A5 chip, similar to the one on the iPad 2 and an 8-megapixel camera. Even the future design of the phone is yet unclear as some expect to see a similar yet thinner device, while others envision a new, teardrop-like form of the handset.

source: AllThingsD

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18 Comments

1. Laurynas unregistered

News without any news...

2. Dandy unregistered

whooow i like that iphone when the camera look like that...in the picture whooott

3. me.

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

that's the iphone 14

4. Rob74

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

This is a complete disappointment I hate waiting, something wrong it must have poor battery life and they're trying to tweak it or something like that. Oh well I'll be getting this and the nexus prime and have the best of both worlds

5. dandirk unregistered

Personally product delays are not as much of a problem as no official product knowledge. Then you can at least determine if it meets any basic needs you have... I am up for a contract renewal. It would be nice to at least include/remove the iphone from the running based on basic features (screen size, 3g/4g, processor etc). From the rumors which are probably right on... no 4g, so iphone is probably not in the running for me at this time. It would be at least nice to have official word.

6. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I think it will depend which carrier you're on. It probably won't support LTE, but there's a good chance it will support HSPA+ which is ATT and TMo's version of "4G"

15. TOdoubleD

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

I'm not sure about that, because AT&T is getting ready to switch over to LTE in a few months. It could be something that just requires a software upgrade to switch it from HSPA+ to LTE. I guess we'll all find out soon enough.

7. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I dont think this is a simple delay because they can't get something right. Apple has announced products to delay them before. I think it may be something more like they're testing certain things on it and haven't announced it because they might not add this feature. Maybe its 4g that they're testing but haven't announced it because things aren't going as expected and they aren't sure if they'll include it. Or perhaps its a new screen technology that isn't working out like they thought. But these are just my thought...

8. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Then again, it would be hilarious if Apple held a big announcement in September, saying they're done. Steve jobs: "after several years of having one of the most popular devices ever, we're done. We're calling it quits while were still relevant. we will continue to support IOS for another year or so but we got the money out of you already so dont expect much. Here's a hint, IOS 6 bring you....SKINS! such as macSENSE UI, appleBLUR, and multiTOUCHFLOW3D. New and exciting ways to enjoy your 2 year old device. It'll be magical. But wait...there's one more thing... We're going to be suing our customers for using our patents every day of they're lives! ...magical." Disclaimer: I'm an iPhone fan, so just laugh miz, don't respond.

11. pete7625

Posts: 86; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

Haha! This made me laugh, even though I'm a huge apple fan. Thumbs up to you!

9. iblackdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Wow... i give up on this, im getting the 9930

16. heh unregistered

WOW! That desperate?

10. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

They are getting their employees ready for the Samsung Galaxy S II launch.

12. andro unregistered

the exact release time or date doesn't really matter as time does not matter when your a controlled slave,apple fans will be ok,after all with mininal changes yet again in this iphone they can enjoy all the features of the 'new' iphone in their 3gs or iphone 4

13. gregoryyy3 unregistered

I'm over this now.. I am not waiting until October to get an iphone. September was pushing it but now I'm going to get another blackberry

14. Cinnamon

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2011

Its funny how the samsung galaxy s series and the iphone series were suppose to come in july...

17. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Fail.

18. Phullofphil

Posts: 1785; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I think it has more to do with supply and a little bit of a bug problem with the duel core chip. Now its on two cariers in US alone there is going to need to be a huge supply demand on the components. Could also have somthing to do with wanting to sell more of the iphone four because according to rumers about the cheaper iphone there is alott of certian components that are in surplus with this ipnone. That and they just launched the verizon iphone about 5 monthes ago

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