Rumor: iPhone 5 press conference on October 5

When will the iPhone 5 be released? That seems to be the question of the year in the tech world. Now a new rumor over at the Pocket Gamer web site claims they have inside info about the date for the press conference that will introduce Apple's next smartphone to the public. The article claims, via unnamed sources, that the press conference will be held on October 5. Furthermore, the retail launch of the iPhone 5 will happen a week later, according to this source.

If true (and as with all iPhone 5 rumors, take it with a big grain of salt), this would seem to track with all of the current speculation surrounding the iPhone 5's launch time period. However, another rumor that was reported on Friday claims that due to production issues, the launch of the iPhone 5 itself might also be delayed and that product shortages could occur into 2012. If that does happen you can bet that Apple investors won't be happy and it could cause the company's stock to take a major hit.

The current rumors have both the iPhone 5 as well as a cheaper version of the current iPhone 4 to be announced around the same time. Oddly enough there's been no recent talk at all about Apple's iPod hardware refresh which usually happens just before the holiday shopping season starts. It's possible that Apple could have the new iPods launched around the same time as the new iPhone but for the moment the rumor mill surrounding new iPods is strangely silent.

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Cheaper iPhone 4S? They could just drop the cost on iPhone 4 and sell it as the cheaper model. Which it will anyways. The 5 will look a lot like the last iPod Touch with less bezel to make the screen look bigger. Slightly better camera, and iOS 5 with all of Android's stolen/borrowed/hi-jacked features.

Gotta love how the "cheaper iPhone" rumour has been going around at every iPhone launch, and so far it hasn't come to fruition. Do you people never learn?

Even if it happens this year, history and chance says it won't based on previous rumours being way off the mark.

But yeah.. these rumours are getting silly now.

Okay Sheepeople, time to get in line so you can buy a new phone that looks and performes EXACTLY the same as the person in front and behind you in line. Baaaahh.

webdev511 said,
Okay Sheepeople, time to get in line so you can buy a new phone that looks and performes EXACTLY the same as the person in front and behind you in line. Baaaahh.

I envy your custom made phone..

They must really have faith in the Apple crowd if they expect them to decide within a week whether they're willing to spend a lot of money to buy a new phone!

Long awaited? The previous model has only been out for little over a year.. the rate at which we are desperate to acquire and then subsequently drop and acquire the new version of a product just makes me laugh sometimes!

I just got an iPhone 4 as my work phone a month or two back and it's great. I look forward to the forthcoming iOS upgrade but as a phone there's nothing more I want from it frankly!

Chicane-UK said,
Long awaited? The previous model has only been out for little over a year.. the rate at which we are desperate to acquire and then subsequently drop and acquire the new version of a product just makes me laugh sometimes!

I just got an iPhone 4 as my work phone a month or two back and it's great. I look forward to the forthcoming iOS upgrade but as a phone there's nothing more I want from it frankly!

A phone is a phone, not a fashion accessory. Some people make me feel sad to be human.

Xerax said,
A phone is a phone, not a fashion accessory. Some people make me feel sad to be human.

There's nothing wrong with buying things that look good.

what said,

There's nothing wrong with buying things that look good.
But when it becomes so important that you can't bare to not have John post his hourly rumour, it is.

Xerax said,
A phone is a phone, not a fashion accessory. Some people make me feel sad to be human.

lmao, buddy i buy a new phone every 4-6 months so you would hate me!

I'm sorry, I just can't hold it in anymore, do we need a darn iPhone rumor almost every day especially when every one of them says about the same thing?

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,
I'm sorry, I just can't hold it in anymore, do we need a darn iPhone rumor almost every day especially when every one of them says about the same thing?

QFT

Jedimark said,
Absolutely sick to death of iPhone 5 rumours on Neowin at the moment.

There's absolutely no need to post every single romour, especially when we're likely to hear something very soon always. I can only assume the apple rumours drive lots of clicks

John Callaham I need a rumour at least every hour or I will go mad.

I know you can pull random info and make it sometime pointless and unnecessary out of it.

I got a few bits of info for you - it might be called an IPhone, it might have something better then 2G , it might have a camera.

FMH said,
FINALLY a new rumor! I was getting worried.

Relax man this rumor is more rumored than other rumors )))