Apple’s iPhone 5 could go on sale on Friday, October 7 with preorders to start on September 30, according to the latest rumors in the ongoing saga of the hotly anticipated next edition of Apple’s smartphone and the date first reported by TiPB, also 9To5Mac said that Apple had been eyeing either October 7 or October 14 as potential iPhone 5 launch dates. Apple has not said when it will launch the iPhone 5, which is widely expected to arrive this fall along with a final version of iOS 5 and iPhone 5 widely expected to feature the A5 dual-core processor found inside the iPad 2, and a better camera (possibly 8 megapixels)…………..
Apple’s next generation iPhone will be an iterative iPhone 4S or a completely revamped iPhone 5, which could go on sale October 7 in the US. That’s a Friday, which isn’t uncommon for iPhone launches. Originally it sounded more like a second week of October launch, more like October 14, but now it sounds like the first week. It could even be that the iPhone 4S is the budget iPhone Apple supposedly completed work on just before WWDC 2011 and the iPhone 5 is the new high-end model. That could explain the supposedly conflicting rumors. Apple is rumored to be producing two new iPhones for a fall debut; one as an upgrade to the iPhone 4 and one as a cheaper, possibly prepaid, addition to the Apple smartphone lineup. The iPhone 5, at least will likely feature Apple’s dual-core A5 processor, an eight megapixel camera and iOS 5. In addition, the new flagship phone is expected to feature new software such as a powerful voice-based navigation system and other goodies like panorama photography capabilities. Still, Apple can and will change their plans up to event day, so take all of this with a Cupertino-sized grain of salt.
9 to 5 Mac reports:
According to our sources, Apple has been weighing between launching the new iPhone on October 7th or October 14th, but with the product’s latest stages of pre-mass-production currently moving along nicely, Apple is presently shooting towards a launch on the 7th. On top of this, unlike with the iPad 2, Apple plans to offer pre-orders for the new iPhone.
Apple currently plans to begin pre-orders for their next-generation smartphone in the final days of September. The company has still not finalized the pre-order start date, but is debating between Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th. The 30th seems more likely at this point according to one of our sources.