Wall Street Journal: iPhone 5 launch in October

One says September, one says October. September, October, October, September ... let's call the whole thing off.

Yes, it's the dueling claims of when Apple will finally launch its long delayed iPhone 5 smartphone. Earlier this week a Japanese web site claimed via unnamed sources that Apple would finally hold its iPhone press event (along with the iPod refresh) on September 7. That would certainly be in line with Apple's previous iPod refresh launched which have all been held in September.

But not so fast, claims the Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD.com web site. It is now calling the Japanese report "erroneous". According to its own unnamed sources, Apple is still leaning towards a iPhone 5 launch sometime in October. Of course all of these so-called definitive reports are based on sources that no one wants to name. So who do we believe?

That's a good question since officially Apple has yet to give any indication of a release date for the iPhone 5. That means that all reports on a launch date for Apple's next smartphone, even those of the Wall Street Journal, must be considered with a big grain of salt. Meanwhile there is still speculation that in addition to the iPhone 5 Apple might also announce a cheaper "iCloud" version of the iPhone that will store a lot of its data on the company's recently announced cloud server service. Hopefully Apple won't keep its legion of fans waiting for too much longer. In the meantime the rumors will certainly continue.

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gt2437 said,
maybe announced in September at the press event and released in October?

That's pretty much what I'm expecting, to be honest.

Always guessing and keep them guessing. Name of the Game.

In regards to the iCloud I can tell you that one can and will mistakenly sync forgetting that their wifi is on. I am living proof that not paying too much attention will get you a very high data usage fee 4.5Gigs in 1 day. Ooopps. No one to blame but myself. Lucky for me it was unlimited but I got a nasty message saying I was tethering. Not so AT&T not so. I called them and told them what had happened and they actually gave me credit for the data usage. I guess I really like me...nah...just my money..

iCloud Phone will be a failure. Just like the Kin phones, no one is going to pay for the data plan required for what is really an inferior phone. I might be underestimating the iRDF though. =P

floopydoodle said,
iCloud Phone will be a failure. Just like the Kin phones, no one is going to pay for the data plan required for what is really an inferior phone. I might be underestimating the iRDF though. =P

There wont be any iCloud phone.
The whole point of iCloud is for it to be tightly integrated with iOS 5 and Lion so making a separate cloud iphone would make no sense, the new iPhone, the iPhone 3Gs and the iPhone 4 are all going to be iCloud phones, that's the point...

Further more, whoever came up with that rumour says it would be a cheaper phone relying on cloud storage instead of internal storage.
1. iCloud is a sycning cloud service, not a storage cloud service.
2. That wouldnt be cheaper, it would require a more expensive data plan.

floopydoodle said,
iCloud Phone will be a failure. Just like the Kin phones, no one is going to pay for the data plan required for what is really an inferior phone. I might be underestimating the iRDF though. =P

It's just a friggin' rumour. Don't believe what you read till there are facts to it (in other words in this case, don't come to assumptions until it/if it comes out).

Leonick said,

There wont be any iCloud phone.

Just as the OP of this post, floopydoodle, doesn't know there will be this rumoured iCloud iPhone, you don't know there won't be. So stop making statements of fact that are nothing of the sort.

Meph said,
At least we can be sure it'll be between late September and early October.

How can you be sure it'll be late September at the earliest when at least some of the rumours say early September? Those who know, aren't telling. Those who are telling, don't know.

bastones said,

There's a difference between "already camping out" and "planning to". You're portraying he is already camping out which isn't the case. He plans to soon. (Just read the article)


The fact that he's.planning to is just sad. I wonder how excited he'll feel when he realizes that it's not worth it compared to what other smartphones already have...


...moron.

Jaxkesa said,

Well no-one actually knows for sure what the iPhone 5 will or will not have yet. So that's a stupid thing to say isn't it.


I disagree, just look at all of the events and presentations on the iPhone 5 about its capabilties. We all know that they're nothing special.

Although, to be fair, I do retract from the "moron" statement. He is free to like whatever phone he wants, I guess. It's still somewhat illogical to camp out or make plans to camp out for any item, though. I'll never understand why people do so.

PlogCF said,

I disagree, just look at all of the events and presentations on the iPhone 5 about its capabilties. We all know that they're nothing special.

Kindly point me towards all the sources of non-rumour based information you speak of that reveal exactly the specs and features of iPhone 5 (if it's even called that).