Yesterday, in Dates for your diary, I highlighted September 12 as the proposed date for the iPhone 5 announcement.
A fresh serving of rumour juice suggests that’s still the date to keep in mind, and, furthermore, that that’s when Apple will begin taking iPhone 5 pre-orders.
The news comes via iMore, the guys who originally touted September 12 as the iPhone 5 launch date. They reckon Apple will open iPhone 5 pre-orders to Jonathan Public immediately after the keynote – “at least in the U.S.”
Again, we’re told that the iPhone 5 release date will be September 21, with a second wave of countries penciled in for the first week in October – probably October 5.
The site credits “sources that have provided iMore with accurate iPhone related launch dates in the past.”
Last year, Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, with pre-orders opening on October 7 across seven countries (including the UK), and release following on October 14.
Various iPhone 5 rumours have painted a fairly vivid picture of the device, including a 4in display (similar width to the iPhone 4S while stretching upwards), and smaller dock connector.