Wednesday, September 21, 2011

iPhone 5 Launch Event Reported To Be October 4

Apple will hold an event Oct. 4 to announce its fall lineup, including the iPhone 5, the release date for the new iOS 5, and possibly other product updates, according to news reports. Apple has typically unveiled its fall product line around this time. Apple CEO Tim Cook is another notable star in this reported media event. It would make sense that his debut would accompany the iPhone 5 release.

The date that all tech bloggers have marked in their Google Calendars is not new. Back in July, 9to5mac called an October 4 release back in July, based on an internal AT&T insurance memo.
A new tier of device will be created in AT&T’s phone database on October 4th (a Tuesday) which will require a higher rate of insurance. iPhone (and other devices) will move there on the arbitrary October 4th date. It is curious that the iPhone was mentioned specifically and not other devices.

While light years away from a new iPhone launch date confirmation, it could be a sign that new iPhones will hit AT&T in this timeframe.

Before you rearrange your schedule so you can spend the night waiting outside the Mac store, there's one catch: The phone won't release to the public that day, reports Paid Content. "Apple is also expected to start selling the new iPhone within weeks of the announcement."

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