iPhone 5 launch event to happen on October 4? [Updated]

iPhone 5 launch event to happen on October 4?

According to a report from All Things D, Apple will hold its media event to launch the iPhone 5 on October 4.  The information comes from “sources close to the situation”.

Tuesday, October 4. That’s the day Apple is currently expected to hold its next big media event, according to sources close to the situation, where the tech giant will unveil the next iteration of its popular iPhone.

The event will be of particular significance because it will supposedly be fronted for the first time by new CEO Tim Cook. Tim Cook will be the main presenter according to the same sources but will have help as usual from Scott Forstall, Phil Schiller and maybe even Eddy Cue.

TiPb previously heard that Apple was moving up the iPhone 5 launch from an October 14 to October 7 timeline, but if the announcement is only happening on October 4, the launch would have to be later in the month, perhaps October 14 again.

There has been no official word from Apple to confirm the date and until there is, this remains nothing more than a rumor; although All Things D is a very reliable source. Apple will send out invites for the event but notoriously leaves it as late as possible. We will let you know as soon as it is set in stone!

UPDATE: Jim Dalrymple for The Loop, whose sources at Apple are usually terrific, seems to agree about the date. [The Loop]


[All Things D]

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iPhone 5 launch event to happen on October 4? [Updated]


You're actually already too late from receiving the most money. Once a new iPhone is announced, it's hard to sell it for maximum return...

But John, What are you going to do about not having flash? You of all people aren't going to be upgrading to the IPhone5 are you?

Of course not. My wife has an iPad 2 though. I'm looking forward to playing with iOS5 and quelling her distaste for several iOS annoyances.

BTW, I had purchased a Samsung Galaxy S. The flash was nice to have. The OS and hardware still had some things that were just not as good as my IPhone4 which seems to do most things better except for flash. I returned it to the store and will wait for my IPhone5. I've changed my mind on the flash thing though. I am now wishing that the Iphone had it. It was a better browsing experience.

Cool beans. I'm going to Adobe MAX [Oct 2-5] and can't wait to see what they'll reveal [device-wise]. Flash Player 11/AIR 3 were announced yesterday too so it should be pretty amazing going forward! :)

Why not?
Oct 4th, Announcement
Oct 5th, iOS 5 available
Oct 14th, iPhone 5
Same thing happened last year with iOS4, you could upgrade your 3G/3GS phones before iPhone4 was released.

My fault. I misread his comment. You're right, iOS 5 will [most likely] come out before the phone.
Good catch Mephisto. I thought he meant iOS before the event. Thx.

Yea but unless they release a GM of iOS 5 before the Oct. 4th date, I think iOS 5 will be a little bit later than Oct 5th. They'll have to let the developers work with the last beta for at least week before its official release.

They will probably release the GM on october 4th then leave it a week before releasing the final version to the general public.

Well I would love to know why anyone would trust what a rather pathetic reality show star from Jersey Shores, "The Situation", would say. He doesn't strike me as the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree at the best of times and yet someone has chosen to take a date that he has given for a launch of a product.
Make we wonder if the person close to the situation was was it Snooki??
It really has reached the bottom of the barrel when you have to post guesses by reality show characters.
I'll stick to my personal prediction. "They ARE going to Launch the iPhone 5.... at some date in the future!".
I'd trust my prediction better than some of the guesses that you have been given, let's see if we believe all these sources then it would have been launched, then launched again and again and again.
when APPLE gets ready to make an announcement then maybe we should be wetting our nickers but I wouldn't pee my pants over all these guesses that have been flying about.

You knew what this was gonna be about, yet you clicked on it and read it just to yawn. I think you should blame yourself and your selfcontrol issues lol ;)

TiPb writes:
"if the announcement is only happening on October 4, the launch would have to be later in the month..."
really? it "would have to be later"? why? on october 4, why couldn't the announcement conceivably be "...and they're available this friday"?
if you make a statement like that in an article, you must substantiate the statement -- or your article's incomplete.

Yeah Mark, wasn't the iPhone 4 available less than 14 days from the announcement? Maybe that was the iPad but still I'd fully expect the iPhone release date to be very close to the event.

I'd say that's right. Telus is running a promo on their iPhone 4's right now ($99) until Oct 3. Seems to line up perfectly with an Oct 4 announcement.

All I'm saying is this phone better be worth it. It's been way too long of a wait for them to go up there and say in so many words "We loved the iPhone 4 design so much, we decided that it was be the best decision to keep its amazing, and beautiful form factor..." I want something big during this announcement at this point. It may sound terrible, but a same form factor iPhone, a possible white iPod touch, and 'iCloud' is not enough of a reason to hold off this long.

call me silly, but shouldnt it be on the 5th? they had a 2 on the image for the ipad2 launch, for iPhone 5 launch having on the 5th would be the same.
jus seems like summat apple likes to do but havent this time

Cook kind of favors Steve Jobs. It would be cool if he wore a black long-sleeve turtleneck and some jeans for the event.

If the new iPhone doesnt have at least 4 inches of screen, I'm switching to Galaxy phones! Sorry Apple I dont need a learners permit anymore. I would stay becuz iOS still has better apps and a better setup App store but I demand a larger phone option. iPad is too big I dont want that size or to pay that price for something so similar to my phone. The lack of a smaller tablet or bigger phone made me get a Galaxy Tab for reading and larger screen gaming plus the price was excellent.
iOS is a great introductory platform but Android is not much different and it does have its perks. For example I feel that moving my cursor when Im typing is easier to do in Android. Little things like that. The four buttons are actually useful once you get used to them and I like that Android encourages me to try new things more like I learned how get text to speech with Android.

i predict that this information is incorrect... that the iPhone5 will NOT come out this year and this will be for the 4S and the 3G ipod touch.

It will probably be at the Yerba buena centre that's were they hold there fall event and where they announced iPad and IPad 2.

If I upgraded to an iPhone4 in July (ATT), could I upgrade to the 5 - after all, we're only talking a couple of months difference...

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