iPhone 5 release date delayed? [Rumour]

The iPhone 5 is now rumoured for release in October not September, this according to a report on AllThingsD.com a US-based technology news site .

The AllThingsD report contradicts a tip received by Gizmodo, surrounding the blacking of AT&T employee leave dates for September in preparation for an iPhone launch:

From: ************
Date: Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 12:27 PM
Subject: Iphone 5 release time
To: Tips@gizmodo.com

I’m an att employee and my boss just announced that vacation requests for the end of september will be denied due to an “event blackout”. Historically the only time they’ve done this was for an iphone release. So we’re looking at the last two weeks of september.


“After Apple didn’t reveal a new iPhone during its yearly Worldwide Developers Conference in June, when new iPhones are usually announced, most media outlets picked September as the most likely time slot for the launch,” US-based tech news site, Mashable, reports.

The unnamed AllThingsD source claims that the blacked out leave dates are unrelated to an iPhone launch stating, “I don’t know why AT&T’s calling for all hands on deck those weeks, but it’s not for an iPhone launch.” The source went on to state that the unpacking of the phones will be near the end of October, as opposed to the beginning.

What may occur in September though is Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 5, as September has historically been the month in which Apple announces its new devices, as reported by AllThingsD.

Sources are still unable to confirm the exact specifications of the iPhone 5, some say it will be thinner with a larger display and other expect it to have superior camera capabilities.

Retail customers may or may not have to wait until October for the iPhone 5.



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