Apple iPhone 5 September Release Date Narrowed Down to 7th

Posted on Jun 18 2011 - 4:55pm by Richard Sharp

There have been some pretty big stories this week, but the one still grabbing the lions share of headlines is the Apple iPhone 5. Many have predicted a broad launch time of autumn 2011, Cnet have been a bit braver and actually pencilled in their definitive iPhone 5 release date.

Yesterday, on their blog they wrote,“We’ve charted the dates, earwigged the rumours and consulted our iPod Ouija board. After 16 hours of number-crunching on the CNET UK supercomputer, we have determined the most likely release date for the iPhone 5 — 7 September 2011.”

The general feeling is that Apple will postpone the annual iPod refresh and use the space to unveil the iPhone 5 instead. This date could also be used to release iOS 5 as many feel the iPhone 5 will come pre-loaded with Apples’ new mobile operating system.

Despite being confident in their predictions we’d hasten to add that other pundits have predicted a 2012 release date for the iPhone 5, we on the other hand agree with the September schedule. By that time, the iPhone 4 will be well over a year old (almost one and a half) and will struggle to compete with the likes of the new Nexus S 4G, it’s unlike Apple to simply rely on their name and they will want to lead from the front with a new shiny product.

Will Steve Jobs announce the iPhone 5 in September?

Last week we wrote two articles that supported a September iPhone 5 launch, first Paddy Power told us about some elevated betting trends on the iPhone 5 and later in the week we learnt that the iPhone 5 is in final testing before going into full scale production next month.

So we could be seeing the new iPhone 5 in just over two and half months, does that sound good to you?

source: CNET

25 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Master T June 18, 2011 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    This is ridiculous. what, are we looking for the Golden Ticket?

  2. dznygrl73 June 22, 2011 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    I have been holding out, while the rest of my household has gotten the iphone 4, I am being patient. Now looks like I may finally get a new phone…can't wait

    • Barny June 23, 2011 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      I as well have held out for three years or more. Being a Verizon customer, the Iphone phone finally dropped in our lap, but wait the new phone will be out soon, well not so soon as it stands.
      This maybe a huge mistake for apple as the Bionic will be out in July or August. Looks like I will be getting a Bionic. I am not waiting much longer. Why not give a date. It appears many people are upset about the delays and the silence.

      • Chris June 25, 2011 at 6:00 am - Reply

        big mistake because they lost you as a customer? haha.
        we have people complaining about how apple has a new phone every 6 months and people complaining about apple not sending phones out fast enough. gee.

        • Andrew June 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm - Reply

          for every person that posts a comment there have to be many many more that agree so to think that they are simply losing one customer with this move is plain silly

      • kitty July 3, 2011 at 6:02 am - Reply

        If the tsunami never happened in Japan then the iphone 5 would have been here in june or july: Apples gets some of their parts from Japan manufacters. Which would you rather have a crappy phone or a phone you will most likely never upgrade(perfect).

    • duane July 18, 2011 at 4:57 pm - Reply

      worst thing is.. verizon got rid of there unlimited data plan, so i went ahead and got the 4

      • squishieee July 19, 2011 at 2:31 am - Reply

        I am still holding out for the next iphone…. I just signed up for the unlimited data with big red so I would be grandfathered….. Sure it's a waste for the next 2 months, but it will be well worth it in the long run!

  3. Jenna June 25, 2011 at 3:55 am - Reply

    I am so excited, only because I have been wanting the iphone 4 ever since it first came out and now the prices should go down when this comes out. AND my contracts expires in september! Yay!!

    • Preston August 7, 2011 at 9:28 am - Reply

      If your contract is up in September you might as well get the iPhone 5, It's rumored to be out on Sept. 7th…

  4. Paul June 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Apple better make absolutely certain that Shooting Worms will still work on it, or I ain’t buying. End of. 🙂

  5. Ian June 27, 2011 at 1:19 am - Reply

    I am okay with waiting if apple wants it in fall, iit's okay with me, as long as they use the time to perfected it, and are waiting for everyone else to release just so they can put iPhone 5 and set a new standard.

  6. Silly Sally July 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    A smaller Iphone would be a blessing just to fit in my small pockets.

  7. Ryan July 1, 2011 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    i wish they would just announce it so i know whether to wait for it to upgrade or upgrade to another phone!

  8. Waiting July 2, 2011 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Apple are not giving an exact date purposely so that their iPhone 4s would be cleaned well out before the launch of the new phone.
    They just want to maximize their profits by clearing the previous stock at a full price lol

  9. Colin July 3, 2011 at 4:48 am - Reply

    You know when it's coming because Apple will have pushed up there advertising for the i4 to clear masive stocks just like they did with the iPad2. Apple pushed up there advertising here in the UK for the iPad1 several weeks before they announced the launch date for the iPad2.

  10. john July 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    lets just wait to see, whatever they bring to us will be made good and have the quality you can expect from Apple.

    To all the droid fans that slate – there wouldnt be Android without the Apple bringing the 1st “real” smartphone to the market.. Competition is good, there is no need to slate Apple (just cos they copied a few things) Didnt Google do exactly the same with Android? What about Google+ have a look at the layout – hmmm Facebook springs to mind!

  11. Scott July 18, 2011 at 6:03 am - Reply

    I hope that the iPhone doesn't come out in 2011 but some time in 2012, because I bought a iPhone4 CDMA back in February and don't want my phone to be outdated soon lol! Apple does not need to come out with another iPhone so soon unless it's way better than the last one and there has been a while between the releases. Even if the iPhone 4 has a slower chip its still a great phone. Besides 3G is not as slow as people say it is and there's not a lot of 4G coverage with any network. And of iOS 5 can run on the iPhone 3GS and the iPod touch 3rd gen, then a new phone is not a must right away. What do you think?

  12. Gtrace88 July 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    hey squishieee when you upgrade to a new phone verizon will make you switch plans anyway to being grandfathered in is kind of a joke.. sorry..

  13. Dom August 3, 2011 at 3:16 am - Reply

    New voice recognition comes with iOS5. Apple are also including new photo editing tools within the Photos/Camera app in iOS 5. Haven't heard about any change to AirPrint though….

  14. TinyRa1n September 6, 2011 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Thats Tomorrow!

  15. Rodel September 9, 2011 at 3:02 am - Reply

    Good try. Unfortunately, no iphone 5. Heh, <end thread>

  16. seazelin September 13, 2011 at 6:12 am - Reply

    Will it release in 2012, oh no man. i thought it is going to release in the month of September. Are you sure it will release in 2012?

  17. seazel September 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    according to my information the iPhone 5 will release in the mid of upcoming month.

    • gadgetsandgizmos September 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      interesting, where did you get this information from?

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