October Released? Latest iPhone 5 Rumor Tips

Monday, August 1st 2011. | Gadget News

It’s Monday, so why not kick off the week with another iPhone 5 rumor? The latest report, claims the next-generation Apple smartphone will make its debut in October, not September. “So those rumors claiming the iPhone 5 will debut in late September? They’re wrong,”

Late last month, reports emerged about AT&T employees being banned from taking time off during the last two weeks of September, which some took to mean that the carrier would need all hands on deck for the iPhone 5 release.

Citing a source with “knowledge of the situation,” the iPhone 5 will instead be unveiled in October, with other sources putting the launch date late in the month.

Like any other major Apple release, rumors have been swirling for months, with the latest report putting the iPhone 5 release date on September 5. Other rumors about the fabled device: fully integrated voice control; a “baby iPhone” for emerging markets; a “radical” new shape; an iPod-like curved glass display; an edge-to-edge screen; and more.

When the iPhone 5 does hit store shelves, it is likely to be popular, according to a recent survey. PriceGrabber found that 35 percent of U.S. consumers plan to buy the device, while 50 percent plan to do so within a year of its release. For more, see the “8 Likely iPhone 5 Rumors, and 2 Wild Ones” slideshow below, as well as “Six Amazing Phone Technologies We Want in iPhone 5.”

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