Everyone has been speculating that the next generation iPhone will be called the iPhone 5. Fans were disappointed last year when Apple launched the 4S with only minor changes but this year the changes look set to include a larger display, new design and support for NFC. Rumor has it that the device will be launched at a special Apple event on September 12 which is now just a week away.
iPhone 5 release date rumors
The previous models of the iPhones were all revealed at WWDC in June with the exception of the iPhone 4S which was announced in October of last year. This could mean that October may roll round this year before we see the release of the iPhone 5.
The rumor mill has it that the iPhone 5 will be announced on the 12th September and it may be in stores on the 21st September. However this would mean that Apple would have to move away from their fixed dates yet again. Verizon employees have been given a ban on vacations around this time which does point to the rumors being true about the launch and release dates. AT&T have also done the same, but they denied knowledge of this, however they have always had vacation blackouts when a new iPhone is set to be released, ever since 2008.
If Apple is to announce the new iPhone 5 on 12th September shouldn’t they have started to send out invites by now? Typically they do this around one week before the event takes place. They did this with the release of their latest iPad as well. Should invitations not be sent out already then it will point to a launch of the iPhone 5 not happening on 12th September.
So far, there have been no reports from media outlets about the receipt of any invites to an Apple event.