Apple has confirmed October 4 as the iPhone 5 release date by issuing invites to a press event.
The company has sent an email with the message, “Let’s talk iPhone,” to the press, inviting them to a media event at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. Apple usually holds an event in autumn to update its iPod products, as well as its iTunes music software.
The event will start at 10 A.M. Pacific time, and will feature Tim Cook in his first appearance as the company’s chief executive officer. Rumors about an October 4 Apple media event started last week when tech news site All Things D, citing sources familiar with the plans of Apple, reported the date. Reports then pointed to an event that will be held at the company’s Cupertino headquarters as the Moscone Center in San Francisco was booked by Oracle.
The auditorium at Apple’s campus, which can only seat 250 people, was too small for an iPhone 5 launch, but the publication was pretty sure that’s where the next iPhone will be unveiled.
The press invite issued by Apple carry the tagline “Let’s talk iPhone,” which is a sure sign that one of the main topics they are going to talk about is the iPhone. The invite also depict iOS icons for Calendar, Maps, Clock and Phone.
The Calendar icon shows the date, which is a Tuesday, while the Clock icon is set at 10 A.M. We are expecting that Apple will launch the iCloud and the iOS 5 during the event, alongside a refresh of the iPod line of music players.