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iPhone 5 Will Be Available in October, Not September [Rumor]

Here we go again! For the past months now, we have been getting a plethora of rumors regarding the next major smartphone release of Apple, which is the iPhone 5. All aspects of the iPhone 5 have been brought to the public in the form of rumors and predictions, but probably the most speculated one is "when's the launch date?" If you have been following our blog, then most of the rumors regarding the iPhone 5's release date points to September. But as it turned out, if this rumor is any indication, the iPhone 5 will most likely debut in October.

iPhone 5 Concept
This particular rumor comes from AllThingsD who claims that they have a source that's actually "in-the-know" with regards to the fruit company's plan. According to the source, the next iPhone will launch in October instead of the highly speculated September release window.

So those rumors claiming the iPhone 5 will debut in late September? They’re wrong.

Instead, it’s going to be an October surprise — the month in which Apple will be launching its next generation iPhone.

Sources with knowledge of the situation say reports claiming AT&T has blacked out employee vacations during the last two weeks of September in preparation for the retail debut of the next iPhone are misinformed.

“I don’t know why AT&T’s calling for all hands on deck those weeks, but it’s not for an iPhone launch,” a source familiar with Apple’s plans said.

So, when can we expect the company to uncrate the iPhone 5?

“October,” the source said, while declining to offer a hard launch date.

If anyone can recall, we have reported about a few days ago that AT&T was already gearing up in preparation of the next iPhone's launch in September. In fact there have been numerous reports that the iPhone will most likely be launched in September. And now this rumor surfaces of an October launch pops up. To be fair though it does coincide with the report regarding a leaked document from AT&T, that the company will be adding a new device into their smartphone lineup, which has a high probability to be the iPhone 5 and will launched on October 4 this year.
iPhone 5
As expected, as the expected release date of the iPhone 5 draws to a close, we are seeing a lot of contradicting rumors. And this is not only limited to the next iPhone's release date, we have been getting conflicting reports regarding its design and specifications as well. There have been iPhone 5 reports that indicates that device will have a similar form factor to the iPhone 4 and will feature minor upgrades. On the other hand, there are also reports that points to a rumor that the next iPhone will have a design overhaul. And perhaps one of the most interesting one is the prediction that Apple is going to release two iPhones later this year.

It is definitely getting crazier as far as rumor goes and as usual all we can do is sit and wait for any development. [via AllThingsD]

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