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iPhone 5 Not Launching Until October?

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Speculation surrounding Apple’s launch of the next iPhone up until today had been swirling around a release date at some point in September. The latest we had heard was that it might happen at some point during the middle of the month. Well, unfortunately, it appears that we have another date to toss into the mix today as AllThingsD is reporting that the iPhone 5 or whatever it’s going to be called, won’t launching until sometime in October.

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Their sources are saying that reports stating that the reason AT&T has blacked out vacation dates for employees during the last two weeks in September are wrong and that the source “doesn’t know why AT&T’s calling for all hands on deck those weeks, but it’s not for an iPhone launch.” Instead, Apple is apparently planning on launching the next iPhone at some point in October, a month later than where most rumors have placed the device.

If true, that would mean that the next iPhone would be launching after two huge Android devices, the Motorola Droid Bionic and the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Galaxy S II is set to arrive this month on carriers unknown while Motorola is planning on putting the Droid Bionic on shelves at some point in September. So, if this rumor is true, it would seem that the iPhone 5 would be at a disadvantage if it were to launch in October.

Oh, wait, it’s the iPhone, people are going to buy it no matter what. Right?

8 Comments

  1. rIp

    08/01/2011 at 5:10 pm

    Good news for the Droid Bionic.

  2. Anonymous

    08/01/2011 at 7:58 pm

    The iphone5 is irrelevant if it is not 4G unless your an Apple robot. What amazes me is the fakes are already showing up in China for that device. I can’t believe we do business with that country. I guess slave labor is hard to pass up.

  3. Robert O Brien

    08/01/2011 at 11:45 pm

    ^ Yeah thing is, there are ALOT of iPhone robots out there. For them its not about hardware capability, its merely fashion accessory. For example, look at the “new rich” of China, they literally kill for Apple products.

     

  4. Mbrosch

    10/24/2011 at 9:17 am

    I have two sons who regularly buy the “latest’ tech, and I believe they do this as some sort of status statement. For me it’s about functionality and I have to say that my iPhone is as dependable as a hammer. 
    Coupled with apps that do amazing things, I have it at hand 24/7 and it never lets me down. Can’t say that about my boys phones however. It seems they are forever complaining about some glitch, rebooting their device or going off to the manufacturer for a fix. Apple robot indeed! 

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