Rumor: iPhone 4S / iPhone 5 releasing in September

A report from an Italian phone website could accidentally have released information on the iPhone 5; information that Apple almost definitely would not want out in the wild should it be real. As the Telegraph reports, the rumors suggest the iPhone 5 will release in the United States on September 5th, and will release elsewhere in the world in October. A technology blog called 'Genius Boy Reports', hints at AT&T having started to prepare employees for an imminent launch of the new handset. It also states that Apple is employing more staff for the Apple Stores worldwide in order to cope with "new product launches".

Apple's previous track record involved confirming the existence of a new iPhone model at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote (often abbreviated to 'WWDC'). When the announcement was not made this June at the keynote, speculation immediately shifted to September, which is the month that Apple has consistently updated its iPod range during. The company itself has been tight-lipped about future releases, as always.

Depending on reports, some suggest that the new iPhone model is simply a "4S" version, which would be a minor improvement over the older model, and other say it is an entirely new device. Fans of the Cupertino-based company predict that the device will migrate to the Apple A5 processor, in-place of the Apple A4 found in the iPhone 4. The A5 processor is already in use with the iPad 2. Other theories suggest that the device may come with a mobile-transaction system to aid purchasing from the App Store, and even other rumors suggest that the device will come with an improved camera.

One probability, however, is that the phone will make use of the camera found in the white iPhone 4. After the release of the white model it was quickly found that it has a different camera to the original iPhone 4, which was available exclusively in black. The new camera made the white version marginally thicker, ruling out the original cases for the device. This newer camera is almost definitely the one that will power the iPhone 4S / 5's video and snapshot recording at some point in the future.

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OH please, ATT already officially and loudly annouced they were gteting ready to sell the next iPhone in September. If Apple didnt want anyone to know, they wouldnt have allowed ATt to drop the info. That an the fact the new phone has had other leaks. Liek the delay of the device is due to CPU overheating in the shell.

Frazell Thomas said,
Not usually one to jump on this bandwagon, but this article wasn't worth publishing or reading

I agree. I've mentioned this in the past. I don't see the need for more *rumor posts* of the same info we already knew. Just becasue some other company said the same thing as the rest, we need to know about it. I don't see the point!

TCLN Ryster said,

Lol, and here's me believing the article as written... consider the entire 4th paragraph of this "news" article BS then

Did the White iPhone 4 have a better camera in it or not?

"an Italian phone website could accidentally have released information"
..is there anyone still buying these "accidents"?

This newer camera is almost definitely the one that will power the iPhone 4S / 5's video and snapshot recording at some point in the future.

You're basing that solely on the fact that the most recent iPhone 4 version had that camera? That's a bit tenuous guys. There could be many reasons they went with that camera for the white model, the most probable I can think of being that the previous camera was being phased out by the manufacturer so they had to change the part. Apple wouldn't have rendered millions of existing cases useless just as some sort of "test" of a new camera for the iPhone 5.

DrScouse said,
Yaaaawwwwwwwwnnnnnnnn! Time for apple to play catchup...

Seriously? They have been leading the pack since the first iPhone was released. No need to troll...

We've been hearing it's September for months. Do we really need to keep posting the same information every time a website reports it again?

that news was just a rumor, this is a "New rumor"
it might have A4 or A5, it might be called 4S or 5...... the next bit might be 0 or 1

rbadl said,

My 3G is on its way out too, hope this new iPhone is worth getting.


Either of you having problems with you're 3G?
Like: It dropping a call, but like hanging on the screen where it says it's ending the call, and staying on said screen for ages?

Apps taking ages to load...FB so on. It not opening an app and crashing back to the homescreen?

I'm thinking about upgrading...Not sure what to tho either a WP7 or a New iPhone.

Gothic_Rebel said,

Either of you having problems with you're 3G?
Like: It dropping a call, but like hanging on the screen where it says it's ending the call, and staying on said screen for ages?

Apps taking ages to load...FB so on. It not opening an app and crashing back to the homescreen?

I'm thinking about upgrading...Not sure what to tho either a WP7 or a New iPhone.

all of above ^^