Sources of 9to5mac have suggested that Apple is currently weighing up two particular options with regards to the iPhone 5’s launch date.
October 14 is one possibility, but with things reportedly going rather smoothly (touch Jobs), Apple might be in a position to launch the iPhone 5 even earlier, on October 7.
As 9to5mac stresses, that’s as things stand now, and the date is very much subject to change. Er, assuming the sources are on the money in the first place.
The sources also suggest that Apple will accept pre-orders for the iPhone 5. There was no such scheme for the iPad 2, resulting in a (not actually) blood-soaked free-for-all at launch.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 could start as early as September 29, but September 30 is reportedly more likely. If the pre-orders do indeed begin in September, that’d mean – of course – that Apple’s iPhone 5 shindig will take place in September too. Obviously.
Absolutely nothing is official yet, though the iPhone 5 is widely expected to have a dual-core processor and 8MP camera. There may or may not be some sort of cheaper model too. Who knows?