Rumor: iPhone 5 now due out in October?

A few days ago, rumors hit the Internet that seemed to confirm that the release date of Apple's iPhone 5 would be released sometime in September. But now a new report at the web site now claims it has heard word from unnamed sources that it will be released sometime in October. The article added that its sources have even suggested it will be out in the later part of October rather than earlier.

This is in contrast to a previous report at Boy Genius Report which claimed that one of the iPhone wireless carriers, AT&T, was preparing its employees for a lot more foot traffic in its stores in September. This naturally led most to believe that AT&T was getting ready for the launch of the iPhone 5. However's sources say otherwise with one unnamed source quoted as saying, "I don’t know why AT&T’s calling for all hands on deck those weeks, but it’s not for an iPhone launch."

Meanwhile the rest of the world is still waiting anxiously for the launch of the iPhone 5. Apple missed its usual June/July time frame for the 2011 edition. The delay was likely due in part to the massive earthquake in Japan last March that caused supplies of iPhone parts to be delayed. There are lots of rumors about if the iPhone 5 will have an all new case design or not, but most analyst believe it will have the new A5 dual core processor inside, which is used in the current version of the iPad.

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Deal. after delay. after delay; after delay. By the time it gets out, it will be time for the next iPhone.
so whats the reaosn this time? It was "rumored" the iPhone was having overheating issues inside the new case. Or maybe Apple wants to ensure they have 15M available for release.

or maybe they ar making a case you will shortly have to buy to deal with antenna issues. You lnow, liek the last one that was no big deal, but they had a bumper avail to fix?

chago12 said,
i refuse to play the apple rumor game. sick of it. next...

You want to get quick hits on your Blog? Well make sure you have an article with something that says "Apple is rumored to..."
Good job Neowin on suckering people into this site with stupid headlines.

Phil D said,
Rumor: The iPhone 5 will be out eventually.

Sounds like you have some inside information! You should post an article immediately!

I still have contract with att but my contract expire already but i still with them with out contract so i can move to other carrier with no problem of breaking with att,,well i use to be iPhone fanboy but not anymore since i cant go to the web and navigate with out any problem but since apple still have problem with adobe flash but not allowing the use it , i move to HTC sensation G4 now but i still with att at the moment, my HTC sensation is Unlock work great and i can go to any site with the problem of adobe flash .. but if i get the iPhone 5 i will sold it on Craigslist

And what happened with the 4GS or 4S? From what I've read Apple was going to stick with previous life cycle path...

So many conflicting sources, and only one will end up being true. I don't know who to believe any more.

FMH said,
So many conflicting sources, and only one will end up being true.

Thank you, Captain Obvious. Things are so much clearer now.

First of, it's Boy Genius Report, not Network.
And yesm AT&T blocked vacation for the first 2 weeks of september in anticipation for the launch. No offical word on why the vacation is being blocked but in the past it has been because of the iPhone Launch.

I doubt they are blocking vacation for a software update.

they could also be planning for more people to come in and complain when AT&T raises rates and cuts services on everyone again in october

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,
they could also be planning for more people to come in and complain when AT&T raises rates and cuts services on everyone again in october

I believe AT&T policy recommends taking the phone off the hook and closing the blinds in the event of a complaint...

wixostrix said,
Maybe AT&T is prepping for Windows Phone Mango device. They are the premier carrier for WP7 in the States after all.

Yeah, it would be nice if the carriers took WP7 more seriously... It's a great platform, but the carriers need to give it more of a push.