iPhone 5 Launch Date: October 4

Sep 21, 2011 - 20 Comments

Tim Cook and iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 will be announced on Tuesday, October 4, at an event led by Apple CEO Tim Cook. This apparent confirmation of a launch date comes from the usually very reliable AllThingsD, a branch of the Wall Street Journal, who has long been saying that the iPhone 5 will be unveiled sometime in October.

While the announcement will come in the first week of October, unless Apple’s plans change, the actual availability of the highly anticipated iPhone 5 will be another week or two later:

While Apple could certainly change its plans anytime, sources said that the Oct. 4 date has been selected by the company to showcase the iPhone 5. Sources added that the plan is now to make the new device available for purchase within a few weeks after the announcement.

There is no word on pre-orders, but “within a few weeks” would correspond with the October 15th availability date that France Telecom CEO recently spilled.

AllThingsD also suggests that while Tim Cook will lead the event, other Apple executives will likely make appearances to discuss specifics about the device and other products being announced. One could safely assume that the October 4th event will also be the iOS 5 public release, in addition to iCloud’s official launch and a first look at whatever the revised iPod lineup will be.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPhone, News

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  1. Boredville says:

    I have a sneaking suspicion that the only thing we’re going to see is a boring old iPhone 4 update

  2. James says:

    Why do people care so much when the iPhone comes out? It’ll come out when it’s out.

  3. Wawa says:

    what happened to iphone 4s??????

    • Hans says:

      I have a feeling that the iPhone 4 -> 5 upgrade will be like the 3 -> 3GS. Hopefully there is more than that!

    • Droooooid says:

      iPhone 5 is the iPhone 4S, it’s a boring upgrade for the CPU only. Prepare to be let down and buy an Android instead.

      • Hans says:

        While there is going to be the A5 chip upgrade, all I’m hoping for is 4G. (But as an Android owner and iOS owner, even if this doesn’t happen, I still would prefer the iPhone 4 over Android).

      • Bob says:

        Smart move by looking up stuff about the iPhone when you have a Droid. And then trashing the iPhone. You’re real smart buddy.

  4. Fornicatia Owl says:

    Better be good! If i waited 18 months and all I get is the same phone I will be ticked!

  5. scott says:

    Lot’s of people are always mad – saying they will be ticked or better be this, better be that, etc -but… since when are any of us entitled to have what we want when we want it. Apple is simply providing a product.

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  8. gotia says:

    i phone 5 sucks, samsung new Galaxy S 3 will launch soon it will be better than it….

  9. 72rogers says:

    i have gay ass cricket. gonna get that 5 when it arrives. been holding out for years to upgrade….

  10. vatsal says:

    yeh ..apple need some time to copy all the fetures of WINDOWS PHONE 7..take your time apple..after using WP7 i think apple sucks..

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