Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

Summary: The iPhone 5 will land on September 7th, and will com pre-loaded with iOS 5, or at least that's what The International Business Times says.

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The iPhone 5 will land on September 7th, and will com pre-loaded with iOS 5, or at least that's what The International Business Times says.

Here's the meat of the 'rumor.'It's a little over two more months of agonizing wait for iPhone fans. The latest buzz in the market is that Apple will release the much-awaited iPhone 5 in the first week of September, and some tech websites have gone ahead to make the prediction that the device will arrive on September 7.

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The iPhone 5 will come pre-loaded with the iOS 5, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. Apple fans were dejected that the tech giant broke with tradition this year and refrained from saying anything about the next generation iPhone in its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

I want to go on record saying that this is one of the lamest Apple rumors I've come across in a while. There seems to be no substance to the story beyond IB Times picking this date because 'some tech websites have gone ahead to make the prediction.' Personally, I think the date could be any work day in September (or August/October for that matter ...). I can see nothing special about this date

So, when do YOU thing that the iPhone 5 will be released? Let's kick off an iPhone 5 launch day prediction pool. There are no prizes other than the satisfaction of knowing you were right while I was wrong, but that's enough bragging rights, right?

By the way, I have no insider info on when the iPhone 5 is due out. If anything, the rumors I'm getting are all over the place, making it very confusing.

Here's my prediction - September 15th.

Your turn!

Topics: Smartphones, Apple, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility

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  • I hear they're skipping over the iPhone 5 to release the iPhone 6 in Sept.

    OK, not really - just adding to the rumors flying around. :)
    Will Pharaoh
    • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

      @Will Pharaoh
      Any model iPhone easily beats any cell from Android, you can't take down the iPhone
      Hasam1991
      • And that equates to the joke, how exactly?

        @Hasam1991
        You lost me.
        Will Pharaoh
  • But yet you *STILL* published the (false) release-date?

    > I want to go on record saying that this is one of
    > the lamest Apple rumors I?ve come across in a while.

    But yet you *STILL* published the release-date on zdnet.com?

    Why?

    Great "journalism".
    CathyCC
    • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

      @CathyCC: Lacking a sense of humor, you are.<br><br>Sept. 26th! :-p
      PharCry
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    • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

      @CathyCC Your first mistake was confusing rumor with news. Zdnet blogs are commentary, not news.
      jhuddle
  • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

    Apple really needs to slow down their schedule. 2 years should be alright considering most are locked into 2 year contract.

    I wonder how many in the iCabal actually upgrade every release not only paying huge sums for the phone but early termination fees as well.
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
    • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

      @Cylon Centurion [i]I wonder how many in the iCabal actually upgrade every release not only paying huge sums for the phone but early termination fees as well.[/i]

      Probably more than you'd think, but less than Apple would like. ;)
      Badgered
    • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

      @Cylon Centurion So I guess you are saying that all the Android device manufacturers should slow down their releases as well?
      non-biased
  • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

    I actually heard that it was 1st quarter next year (2012), as there was going to be a iPhone 4S (or 4GS ..) prior to the release of 5 ..
    The 4S or what ever it might be called would add 4G and perhaps the A5 chipset and the iOS5 upgrade ..

    But hey these are all just rumors .. lol
    CND-Dude
    • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

      @pjamieson@...
      indeed They need to get rid of the white iphone 4 before getting the iphone 5. They only will give new IOS. The iphone 5 or 4.5 as I refer will have LTE IOS 5 and Built in pastic Cover for preventing grip of dead, but will remain the same form factor. Then on summer 2012 they will roll out IPhone 5 3D with bigger glass free 3d screen (a little bigger than the evo) with 3d camera etc.
      Mago_2k
      • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

        @Mago_2k You forgot to add the NFC (near field communication) spec ;)
        MrElectrifyer
  • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

    maybe the secret is it will ship with Windows Phone 8 on it....;-0
    jcheese@...
    • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

      @jcheese@?
      Why use a dead end OS on a new phone? WpxSOS is not selling in any truly measurable amount. If Microsoft?s partners have sold 1 million I?d be highly surprised. Every store that carries them has seen little interest in the phones. For Apple to dump the superior iOS for Microsoft?s Kin V.2 would be the largest mistake ever ;)
      Rick_K
    • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

      @jcheese@...
      You may laugh, but Psion skipped from Psion 3c to Psion 5 missing out 4 completly. Oh, but Apple already skipped on iPhone 2, anyone else notice that?
      (Psion made great "organisers" and PDA's in the 90's long before any of us had thought of "smart" phones - and boy were they good, well in IMHO)
      markgarnett
  • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

    I "thing" the typist needs further training. Release date: I hope it is prior to Oct. 1; otherwise my call options will die.
    foxxx333
    • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

      @foxxx333 Same here on the call options... I am using iOS 5 now. After playing around with it for a while I imeddiatley bought 100 contracts... I think Apple will time the release of their new OS with the iPhone 5 / 4gs. So a sept release seems more than likely
      daminee80
    • RE: Rumor time - Apple to release iPhone 5 on September 7

      @foxxx333

      "I thing therefore I ham"
      Gerhardl
  • I just bought iPhone 4

    Hi,

    I am in India and iPhone 4 has been launched just a while ago and I just bought it for $735 approx. And I do not want Apple to launch iPhone 5 so early. It will be s embrassing :( I just bought the expensive thing and its going to get outdated in September. I hope Apple just launches iOS5 and end of story.

    Thanks
    kikloo