iPhone 5 to be released in September, not August

According to two people familiar with the next generation iPhone, Apple will not release the iPhone 5 until September. Neowin previously reported a possible August release, however, Bloomberg now reports a September release. A new case design was reported to be possible as well, though it was not confirmed by Bloomberg. The new iPhone will boast an Apple A5 processor like the one used in the iPad 2. An 8-megapixel camera will replace the 5-megapixel camera used in the iPhone 4.

One of the unnamed sources said that Apple is working on and testing the next iPad. The next iPad will feature a screen similar to that of the iPhone 4 and have higher resolution. The unnamed source did not specify specifics in regards to the resolution. The new devices will run Apple's iOS 5, the next generation of the iOS software. All of Apple's next generation devices and some current models will support iOS 5.

In addition, Apple is working on a cheaper iPhone, according to the sources. This phone will be targeted to people in developing countries and will be similar in design to the iPhone 4. In addition, Apple may be phasing out support for the iPhone 3G and 3GS when the new iOS 5 is released, so that it can work on ensuring the best possible experience for its users.

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I think that Neowin needs 2 re-watch the 2011 WWDC Keynote: I watched it last night over the Internet on my IPhone 3GS and it said that Apple intends to fully support the IPhone 3GS on IOS 5.0! P.S. On a side note: I got my used IPhone 3GS from AT&T for only $20 with a 2 year contract with the option to upgrade 2 a new IPhone after only 12 months into my contract with a $36 Activation Fee! Just FYI.

^ 32gb iPad 2 btw. Why is there no edit option for comments in the mobile version of neowin? It sucks since im browsing the site on my iPad

I'm from India and iPhone 4 32gb (factory unlocked by default) costs a lil more than USD 900 from airtel and aircel (official carriers) without a contract (optional add-ons plans with the typical free calls,text and data for 2 years). I would kill for the $800 w/o contract price tag
iPad 2 GSM costs about $1000 here thankfully a friend got me mine from USA for $800

I live in a "poor country" and here everything is up to 100% more expensive.. If you want a 160 GB PS3 you have to pay 530 USD in a sony centre or authorized retailer, or 420 USD in the black market (that is not that black here), if you want an iphone 4 you have to pay like 400 USD with a 40 USD per month contract... everything is very very expensive

I don't know what country you're in but it sounds like your government is taxing the hell out of everything coming in over the border. I'm not sure what can be done from the outside to help that out considering any price drops would likely not be that substantial to you if your government still maintains their high tax rates. Of course, as I said, I don't know what country you're in so this is all just speculation.

These prices aren't that different to most countries outside the US...
a 160gb PS3 RRP is 527 USD in Australia
and a 32gb iPhone on the national carrier Telstra is 21 USD a month (506 all up) on a 62 USD plan for 24months

Companies just generally charge these prices for people living outside the US and there appears to be nothing we can do about it

My wife has a iPhone 3GS and we were talking about moving her to the iPhone 4 through the upgrade offer at AT&T, is the iPhone 5 coming to AT&T or is this the CDMA only update that was talked about awhile ago?

zeke009 said,
My wife has a iPhone 3GS and we were talking about moving her to the iPhone 4 through the upgrade offer at AT&T, is the iPhone 5 coming to AT&T or is this the CDMA only update that was talked about awhile ago?
It's going to both carriers. AT&T is still has the largest current iPhone subscriber base for Apple to simply leave them without an iPhone 5. Plus consider the iPhone has to be GSM to work internationally and Apple certainly wouldn't lose all of those potential sales too.

OH please $300 dollars, your world is going to end. Jesus Christ, I use to import XDA phones from O2 which were unlocked for $1000-1200 US back in the days. Smart phones are cheaper than they ever have been. If your complaining about the price, don't buy a smart phone or get a job that can earn you cash to purchase a phone that bears market price....

OH please, Mikee. The price of Smart phones are indeed very high, and in fact overpriced. Yes, they've come down, but they should not be the same cost as the iPad or even other full-size 15" laptops out there. The cost of parts is NOT that high for smart phones. Just look at the cost of the iPad 3g verse the iPhone 4. It's got a 10" display, better specs, yet it costs the very same as the iPhone 4 (without contract) even though it has 3g! It's simply manipulation. I want to see it turned around. Phone companies can way too easily rip off their customers. I'm sick of overpriced plans that I don't need. I only need data with the use of Google Voice, yet they force you to buy voice and texting with the iPhone. (and other phones too) And don't forget, if you have a Blackberry device, there's the Blackberry tax. They charge you an extra $10 a month for the same capability as the iPhone just because you have a Blackberry. I want some smaller phone companies to take over, that are ACTUALLY competitive.

1nteresting said,
The cost of parts is NOT that high for smart phones. Just look at the cost of the iPad 3g verse the iPhone 4..

I agree.... manufacturing price for iPad 2 is 325.60 (non-3G) and iPhone 4 is 187.51. The iPhone just seems less expensive, but it is super expensive when the cost isn't partially subsidized by a carrier.

1nteresting said,
And don't forget, if you have a Blackberry device, there's the Blackberry tax. They charge you an extra $10 a month for the same capability as the iPhone just because you have a Blackberry. I want some smaller phone companies to take over, that are ACTUALLY competitive.
Try an extra $25 - $30 / mo. if you go with a BES plan which is almost mandatory since if you're going with a BlackBerry then you want all of the functionality that goes along with it. The BIS plan is too basic and never serves all of the business functionality that most road warriors require. This combined with the fact that their hardware and OS is far behind their competition is a big part of the reason why BlackBerry is on such a sharp decline. More and more companies are now willing to go to Android or iPhone if you can save ~$25 per month per phone. If you're a small company with 20 phones that's $6,000 per year in BlackBerry tax! I won't even begin getting into the BES server hidden and outright charges for the same functionality you get in ActiveSync for free (if you're using Exchange). BlackBerry has refused to change their business model which is why the competition is simply eating them alive.

Tom said,
So a new processor and higher MP camera?

Not exactly a reason to upgrade...


And of course all the Windows Phone/Android goodness that us other users have had for almost a year already. You forgot to mention that.

PlogCF said,

And of course all the Windows Phone/Android goodness that us other users have had for almost a year already. You forgot to mention that.

Do you mean WM phones like the HTC HD2 with WM 6.3.3? If so I agree with you.

Tom said,
So a new processor and higher MP camera?

Not exactly a reason to upgrade...

Depends what you have. iPhone 4 users won't upgrade even if the phone was a huge improvement because they are still under contract.

This is probably aimed at the iPhone 3GS crowd.

Tom said,
So a new processor and higher MP camera?

Not exactly a reason to upgrade...

And based on other rumours support for DC-HSDPA (42.2 Mbps) ... which is a big step up from the current 7.2 Mbps HSDPA support.

Those three upgrades (dual-core A5, 8 MP camera, and DC-HSDPA support) are enough reasons to upgrade, even if nothing else changes. I'm also hoping to see a new LED indicator light on the front, FM radio support, and 1080p video capture support.

Cool, 8MP... my galaxy S has had an 8MP camera of excellent quality for at least a year and a half longer than the iPhone... keep up with the times apple

Auzeras said,
Cool, 8MP... my galaxy S has had an 8MP camera of excellent quality for at least a year and a half longer than the iPhone... keep up with the times apple

Just like how Apple is keeping up with the times by integrating Twitter, having a new camera interface, notifications on top, etcetera.......oh wait.

PlogCF said,

Just like how Apple is keeping up with the times by integrating Twitter, having a new camera interface, notifications on top, etcetera.......oh wait.
Software vs. Hardware - big difference

At work, we heard a possible September release from AT&T. We're getting ActiveSync configured on Exchange and testing our iPads with it. Can't wait!

Omg its gonna be released in September instead of August..... Who cares. I'll enjoy my iPhone 4 for an extra month.

Gothic_Rebel said,
I really wish neowin would cut the rumor crap. And report on facts for a change. Macrumors said this bloomberg said.....argh.

Bloomberg is a very reliable source, in my opinion.

Gothic_Rebel said,
I really wish neowin would cut the rumor crap. And report on facts for a change. Macrumors said this bloomberg said.....argh.

Some of us like to be kept in the loop on tech stuff. The site tag is even "where unprofessional journalism looks better" and now we get people jumping on Neowin for reporting a rumor with Bloomberg as a source. Insane. Don't get me wrong, Gothic_Rebel, I've seen you on here for years and you're a cool guy. But I'm just seeing more and more people saying stuff like this. Is there a problem with quality tech posts on our main page?

McG said,

Some of us like to be kept in the loop on tech stuff. The site tag is even "where unprofessional journalism looks better" and now we get people jumping on Neowin for reporting a rumor with Bloomberg as a source. Insane. Don't get me wrong, Gothic_Rebel, I've seen you on here for years and you're a cool guy. But I'm just seeing more and more people saying stuff like this. Is there a problem with quality tech posts on our main page?

We arnt really in the loop tho as it's only a rumor. Which is what bugs me. It's all rumor this rumor that.
It's just somethin that kinda chaps my ass. I don't see many confirmed reports. Tho I can understand that's gonna be hard as apples gonna do it's best to keep it under wraps.

"Don't get me wrong, Gothic_Rebel, I've seen you on here for years and you're a cool guy." Thank you.

Gothic_Rebel said,
I really wish neowin would cut the rumor crap. And report on facts for a change. Macrumors said this bloomberg said.....argh.
I think the problem isn't necessarily the rumors. I would say it's the people that take the rumors to the next level and blow things out of proportion before facts are released. Or they just don't read.