Rumor has it that Apple is holding its iPhone 5 event on October 4, and quite frankly, I just really don’t care anymore. It’s not that I don’t care about the iPhone 5’s release, but how many announcement and launch date rumors have we heard in the past two weeks along? Five? Eight? So before you start holding your breath, know that nothing is ever official until Apple sends out its press invites.
The information comes from AllThingsD, which sometimes hits the nail on the head when it comes to picking things up from the rumor mill.
While Apple could certainly change its plans anytime, sources said that the Oct. 4 date has been selected by the company to showcase the iPhone 5. Sources added that the plan is now to make the new device available for purchase within a few weeks after the announcement.
Well, that’s certainly one way to hedge your prediction: Apple can change its mind at any time. Of course it can. Perhaps if we had to set our hearts on a specific time frame for Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 5 and its subsequent release, it’s that one or both are taking place this October.
This will also be the first time that Tim Cook will be announcing a brand-spankin’ new iPhone. In previous years, Steve Jobs was the man for the job and his charisma pretty much had you sold on the iPhone prior to announcing its new features. It’d be interesting to see how Cook, who undoubtedly has a different style, will succeed the very important part of Apple product announcements.
We’ll definitely miss Steve Jobs, though–“Look at that. Isn’t that amazing? We think this is just great. This is what we wanted, and we think you’ll love it, too.” He always had that mix of excitement, confidence and humility. Jobs had a way of making Apple fans share the excitement and magic of new products, so Tim Cook will have his work cut out.
Anyway, iPhone 5, October 4, so on and so forth. Until the next rumor, folks.