According to two reports published today, Apple will be launching their new iPhone on October 14th in the U.S along with several other countries on the roster.
The news comes from Boy Genius Report in a post where they cite Macotakara’s report which claims that the next iPhone will be launched in selected markets on October 14th.
The October 14th release date seems quite likely to us, especially in the wake of Apple’s official announcement regarding their media event, which will be held on October 4th at their own campus in Cupertino. The event invite image has “Let’s Talk iPhone” written on it which, well, very obviously suggests that we’ll be seeing iPhone-related hardware announcements, reportedly in a keynote from new CEO Tim Cook himself.
Apple will launch its next-generation iPhone 5 in five initial markets on October 14th according to a new report from Macotakara. The site, which has a mixed track record, reports that Apple will release the new device in the United States, the U.K., Germany, Japan and France on that date, with launches in additional markets to follow. The date aligns closely with earlier comments from France Telecom CEO Stéphane Richard, who said the iPhone 5 would launch from Orange on October 15th, a Saturday.
Traditionally, Apple announces the iPhone at an event and then launches it within 2-3 weeks. This was the case with the last two iPhones: the 3GS and 4. We, then, honestly believe that there really isn’t a report from inside sources required to suggest a release date in the second or third week of October. Still, we’re thankful that the reported date is October 14th and not for sometime in November, otherwise we’d start seeing more “reports” suggesting other made-up release dates.
Another report from BGR also claims from a trusted source over at AT&T (in the United States) that they are seeing a vacation blackout in mid-October which adds even more weigh to the whole thing.
With reports circling that Apple’s next iPhone is due to launch on October 14th, BGR has received new information from a trusted AT&T source that seems to confirm a mid-October launch. AT&T has started to block all employee vacation requests for the first two weeks of October in order to have “all hands on deck.”
We here at Redmond Pie are astonished by just how accurate All Things D’s report on Apple announcing new iPhones on October 4th was. Later on, the same outlet claimed that the event would be held at Apple’s own campus in Cupertino; this turned out to be true as well as the event will be held at Apple Town Hall Auditorium in Cupertino, CA.
We will be covering the iPhone 5 Media Event live on October 4th at 10AM Pacific Time, so stay tuned to Redmond Pie!
Before I wrap up this post, I would like to publicly thank Apple for making things official. It is about time those iPhone 4S/5 rumors ended.