Apple iPhone 5 ‘Will be Launch in October, not September’

Apple will launch its new iPhone in October, not September, according to a new report.

Another rumor coming from the AllThingsD blog suggests that Apple's fabled device, the iPhone 5, is due for an October release. Photo: Thomas Moore/Flickr

The Apple iPhone 5 rumour-mill continues to grind with All Things D reporting today that the new iPhone will be released in October this year. That contradicts earlier rumours which suggested September as the likely time of release, specifically September 5.

All Things D, citing “sources with knowledge of the situation” said that rumours that the iPhone 5 would launch in September were misinformed. The blog said its sources expected a launch late in October.

The new report does not rule out the possibility that Apple will announce the new phone some time in September and launch it the following month.

Last week it was reported that the new phone would launch in the US in September, with an international launch in October.

Forthcoming Apple products always generate rumours and speculation, not least because the company very rarely talks about future products.

This year rumours have been driven by the absence of a new iPhone in June. Previous versions of the handset have been announced at WWDC, Apple’s annual developers conference. But this year there was no new phone.

Though all anyone has to go on are rumours from ‘sources with knowledge’, it is widely assumed that the next iPhone will have the same faster processor as the iPad 2, a better camera and, perhaps, a larger screen and a curved back. [via The Telegraph (UK) and IB Times]

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