We reported earlier today that Apple may have been planning an event on September 7 to announce the iPhone 5. However, Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, a source with a pretty good track record, says that there will be no event from Apple on that day. Dalrymple says that it’s difficult to determine how the source of the rumor came up with that date, other than its coincidence with previous Apple events around the same time.
However, there is also word that the next-generation iPhone, which may be a radically new designed smartphone or just a minor upgrade to the current one, will become available on October 7. Word is that this launch may see a more moderate upgrade to the current iPhone model, which would be more like the 3GS upgrade to the 3G. Many, including myself, have been hoping that the next Apple smartphone would be a dramatic redesign with better specs, but it’s looking more like there is a chance that that may not happen.
Now that we’re nearing fall, the time when Apple promised iOS 5 and when many expect it to launch with the new model smartphone, these rumors are just going to drive us insane. In case you haven’t been an iPhone devotee over the last few years, the normal cycle for Apple is every summer–either late June or early July for launch. This year, however, June and July came and went without a hint about when we might see the next iteration of the smartphone, so rumors have been flying and giving us contradictory information almost each time. For those of us waiting, the actual announcement and launch date can’t come soon enough–if not for being able to own the thing already, but to put an end to all of this speculation.
So, who’s getting readying to line up to buy a brand-spankin’ new iPhone?