If you’ve been eagerly waiting for Apple’s next generation iPhone then you might need to wait a little longer.
AllThingsD reports that according to their source, Apple won’t launch iPhone 5 in August-September timeframe but instead as late as October.
It was widely speculated that Apple is preparing for the iPhone 5 launch in August – September timeframe based on news that Apple was increasing staffing in U.S. and UK Retail stores around that time. We also heard rumors that AT&T – one of Apple’s iPhone partners in the U.S. was preparing for an early to mid September launch of iPhone 5.
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. Other sources said it will be later in the month, rather than earlier.
AllThingsD’s source didn’t provide any further details about the specs of the Apple’s fifth generation iPhone, but reports that based on the supply-chain chatter, iPhone will get the faster dual-core A5 processor that powers iPad 2, a Qualcomm dual mode GSM/CDMA baseband and a higher resolution eight-megapixel rear camera.
So it is possible that Apple will unveil iPhone 5 at the early September media event, which it typically uses to showcase the next generation iPod product line.
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