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Counter-rumor pushes iPhone 5 to October

updated 07:25 am EDT, Mon August 1, 2011

iPhone 5 may only arrive in October

A dissenting claim early Monday argued that the iPhone 5 would ship in October. Despite AT&T blocking off part of September, the new Apple handset wouldn't arrive until towards the end of October, a month later. The AllThingsD insider wouldn't say why it had been moved so far into the year.

Apple has routinely described iOS 5 as coming in fall and has led many to speculate that a matching iPhone won't arrive until then, when it can ship the phone and the new software.

In spite of the site's historical accuracy, signs still exist that Apple might still be aiming for September. During its fiscal results call, the company hinted at a big product transition during its current quarter, which ends in September. The new MacBook Air and upcoming Mac Pro aren't expected to represent those transitions.

Signs have mounted of a significant redesign for the iPhone 5 that may bring a larger screen. Many also anticipate a dual-core A5 processor, an eight-megapixel rear camera, and a dual-mode radio that would let Apple sell the same model to both CDMA and GSM carriers.

by MacNN Staff



  1. stefbystef

    Joined: Dec 1969



    ...FULL !!!

    If Apple will change the current near-perfect iPhone design, I 'm off the iPhone boat. This aluminum thing looks so cheap and fragile.

  1. Thermaikos

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Sorry but this IS NOT anymore the design of tomorrow but just an iPod-copycat from the past!
    I believe Apple design is the best in the world but if they produce such an iPhone, it is like they are advertising android and they are giving it precedence.

  1. BigMac2

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What happen with liquid metal IP?

    I wonder when Apple will start to produce something with their exclusive liquid metal patent licence they bought 2 years ago. This could be a real game changer in industrial design, being able to cast any shape with thinner "walls" and much more robust than plastic and aluminium.

  1. charlituna

    Joined: Dec 1969


    That's not the iPhone

    The needed parts wouldn't fit in something that thin. It's the iPod Touch which, combined with iOS 5 and iCloud, would be that product transition.

    Having the iPhone release in October does give Apple something to boost their Holiday quarter so it has some logic to it. Although that said I still think they will go for September since Holiday rarely needs help. And while lacking the initial 'millions at launch' sales there would still be some iPhone sales during those three months and possibly quite a bit

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