Apple To Release iPhone 5 on September 7, Says Japanese Website

Number of rumors around the release date of new iPhone 5 grows almost every day. As tension and speculation grows around the imminently expected iPhone 5 release date new reports have suggested Apple is to hold a product launch event on September 7th.

Japanese blog Kodawarisan named September 7 as Apple iPhone 5 release date. Photo: Jorge Quinteros/Flickr

A report from one Japanese website marks September 7 as the date of Apple’s next media event, at which some expect the company to launch the iPhone 5, Mashable reported.

The company has historically released its new phones at its summer Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). This year, in the wake of the Verizon iPhone 4 release, that tradition failed to pan out.

Mashable says that Apple’s annual September media event seems like a logical alternative, although it has in the past been reserved for iPod launches.

The date of the event, like most things Apple, is still safely in rumor territory. MacRumors says that it has asked blog Kodawarisan for the source of the date, and found it came from “a source in the know.”

Even if the date is accurate, it might not be when Apple decides to reveal the iPhone 5. AllThingsD heard from “sources familiar with the matter” that the iPhone 5 wouldn’t launch until October.

We’ve already seen rumours point to an August release, a September launch, and October unveiling, and even a 2012 arrival for Apple’s iPhone 5.

It’s not the first release date rumour, and it probably won’t be the last, but website Electric Pig is quick to point out that, “Kodawarisan has been on the money with rumours in the past – it correctly reported the new Mac Mini launch date ahead of time in 2009.”

Design wise, the new iPhone could look pretty much the same as the current model, have an entirely new look, or sport a teardrop shape.

The insides could be packed with an A5 processor, or an A9 processor, and we’ll possibly see a eight-megapixel camera on board.

Latest reports have suggested that Apple will launch the iPhone 5 with a 1GHz dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p Full HD video recording capabilities. A consumer poll, however, has revealed that the most wanted iPhone 5 features include a thinner handset and a longer battery life.

Fitting with the many iPhone 5 rumours which have suggested the eagerly awaited handset is to launch in September, the mooted event is expected to see the iPhone 5 release date confirmed alongside the arrival of the repeatedly leaked iPod Touch 3G, the launch of iOS 5 and a possible Apple HDTV unveiling.

Citing a reported “source in the know,” Japanese tech site Kodawarisan has claimed that Apple’s traditional autumn event will take place the week after IFA on September 7th.

Previous autumn Apple events have been held on September 1st and twice on September 9th. [via Mashable, T3 and Pocket Gamer]

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