Are you ready for yet another iPhone 5 rumor story? This newest note comes from the Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD.com web site. It claims via unnamed sources that Apple will hold its press event to introduce the next version of its best selling smartphone on October 4 with the actual launch of the iPhone 5 due a few weeks later. The story also claims that new Apple CEO Tim Cook will be leading the press event. If true, it will be the first time that Cook will take charge of one of Apple's media events since Apple founder Steve Jobs stepped down from his CEO position earlier this summer. The article does speculate that Jobs himself might show up, if his current health issues allow him to do so.
Speculation about the launch of the iPhone 5 has been the single biggest topic for the tech industry for months and indeed there have been a ton of stories and rumors about the iPhone 5's release date, some based purely on speculation and other based on leaked memos and notes. More recently the rumor mill had the iPhone 5 being announced on October 5 and October 7.
Many people also believe that Apple will also launch a new and cheaper version of the current iPhone 4 during the iPhone 5 press event. Apple might also announce its annual refresh of its iPod media player library during the same press event. So far there has been far less advance rumors about what the new iPods might be like.