iPhone 5 touching down September or Octoberish

iPhone 5 touching down September or OctoberishWe were getting quite used to meeting the latest iPhone in summer, as the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 all landed in either June or July.

However, Apple threw a curveball last year when it launched the iPhone 4S in October, and now we’re told to get used to it.

Apple stressed ahead of time that last year’s WWDC would be developer-centric, but we were still surprised when the iPhone 5 – or 4S as it became – failed to show up. Instead, we got a sneak preview of iOS 5.

Was the fall – sorry autumn – launch a one-off? Not according to Japanese site Macotakara, which insists that this year’s iPhone (probably safe to call it the iPhone 5, we reckon) will land in September or October.

Furthermore, it’s suggested that Apple will continue to unveil and release its latest iPhone in the autumn months.

iPhone 5 specs are a mystery at this early stage just like the iPad 3 rumours and the iPad 2 price drop, however it’s tipped to have a unibody aluminium design and possibly NFC action. I guess we’ll find out come autumn.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 12:03

Good news.

Excellent excuse for getting something else instead :p

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 12:08

Makes buying an S3 an easier decision, IMO.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 12:23

matt_
I think you should get a Lumia 610 instead! (I love that my Pre just tried to correct 'Lumia' into 'Mumia')

jmarcelino  Feb. 22, 2012 at 12:32

The new iPhone will come out when iOS 6 comes out.

If we (developers) don't hear about iOS 6 at the March event then it'll be at WWDC, followed by the usual beta testing phase and then the final release together with the new phone later on.

Simples.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 12:34

You've bought a Pre, which one? Did you not learn from the N9 that buying phones which are totally underdeveloped and have little support is a bad idea :p?

The Lumia 610, unless it costs sub-£100, will be a totally pointless phone. The 710 is a much better deal if one feels the need to buy into a horrid OS.

I was genuinely considering an iPhone 5, but the A5X processor which has been leaked for the iPad 3 doesn't sound like a massive step up. Also, the iPhone, has for the past two years, had the same processor as the iPad which was released earlier in that year.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 12:41

matt, the pre3 is much more developed and everyday-usable than the N9. And no, I didn't buy it... more of a swap.

Treab  Feb. 22, 2012 at 17:21

vodafone swapped it to you in order for you to start borrowing your phones from another provider?

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 18:05

I'd assume he swapped it for the N9...maybe...or it's borrowed off VF like normal :p.

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