Rumours and speculation on the next version of the iPhone have been increasing in the last few weeks, which is a situation that now occurs every year since the original handset was released back in 2007. While many of the claims turn out to be inaccurate there are some that turn out to be true, and now there are new suggestions for an iPhone 5 release date.
A couple of days ago we reported on rumours that the iPhone 5 will feature a smaller 19-pin connector, and that production on the upcoming smartphone had got underway in China at a Pegatron factory. Now as Cult of Mac are reporting there are new claims that the iPhone 5 will be released on September 21st.
The release date is coming from a source that claims to be from within China’s third largest accessory maker, and is saying that Apple has released a few scant details to accessory companies that include a target date of late September.
This may be accurate information as last year Apple released the iPhone 4S on October 14th, and while the company usually repeats what it has done in the past, September 21st is close enough to an early-mid October timeframe that has been tipped before.
There are also many reasons why Apple may want to get the device out to consumers a little earlier this year, which will give the device a longer run up to the busy Christmas shopping period. Looking at the September 21st date may mean that Apple will first reveal the device ten days earlier, which is what the company did with the iPhone 4S.
It is doubtful though that Apple would want to announce the iPhone 5 on the anniversary of September 11th, but could easily bring the announcement forward a day. As with any rumour surrounding the iPhone 5, until those all important press invites start being sent out it has to be taken with the usual pinch of salt.
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