Is iOS 5 ‘Fall’ Release Date Connected to Apple iPhone 5?

Posted on Jun 6 2011 - 8:43pm by Richard Sharp

Steve Jobs has just finished the WWDC 2011 keynote and its fair to say it was packed full of Apple goodness. The keynote focused on new advances of the OSx platform, which will be released in July for $29, iOS 5 features and the brand new iCloud, which will replace the ailing MobileMe.

Despite all of this excitement many Apple fans have turned to Twitter to voice disappointment over the iPhone 5, or should I say, lack of iPhone 5. There is a certain amount of clues that can be taken from today’s keynote though, many of which point to a more certain release date of the Apple iPhone 5.

After iOS 5 had been discussed a release date of ‘Fall 2011’ was given, this will run on all iOS 5 enabled devices including all iPhone variants from the 3GS upwards, the iPad and iPad 2. iOS 5 is available to developers today, giving them ample time to create and modify apps to use any of the new 1500 API’s Apple has unlocked. This autumn release date also coincides with previous sources who predicted an October to November release date for the iPhone 5.

The same happened after the iCloud presentation, Apple announced they have new data centers to roll out the service now, but instead have decided to wait until autumn. Again, this will allow developers to dig deep into iOS 5 but also supports new hardware which will most likely come in the form of the iPhone 5.

The features announced today where undoubtedly a huge leap forward for Apple, we will bring you an in-depth feature on all three announcements. In the meantime, please let us know your thoughts on the iPhone 5.

Are you disappointed it didn’t come or just pleased with the new features that will eventually come your way?

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Richard Sharp is the founder of gadgetsandgizmos.org. He loves technology, gadgets (comes with the territory) and social media. You'll find him writing features, attending events and playing with cool tech. Life's good.

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

  1. nathan June 6, 2011 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    damn it! I want the iphone to come out like yesturday
    http://www.strangenews.co.uk

  2. Bob June 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Everybody was expecting iPhone 5 but no infomation about its release date!!!!…

  3. Alexis June 6, 2011 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    It makes it very hard for people to decide whether to buy the current iphone 4 or to wait, is that their tactic maybe?

    • Glenn B June 7, 2011 at 9:17 am - Reply

      ahhh even if it comes out next year, I'll happily wait, no point having something that's replaced in a mere year:)

      • Andrew June 8, 2011 at 7:07 pm - Reply

        That's what I was thinking. Besides, if for some unlikely reason the iPhone5 isn't worth the cash, at least the iPhone 4 should drop $100 or more.

  4. Boxermom June 7, 2011 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Very Disappointed there was not a release date on the i5 🙁

  5. tom June 7, 2011 at 7:22 am - Reply

    gettin HTC

  6. Dave S June 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    i think apple do right not to release iphone 5 yet (i still have about 15/16 month before i can get an upgrade so good for me lol)
    but honestly, what new hardware and features could there be..a better camera and abit faster than iphone 4?!
    personally i think apple should wait until beginning of next year and make sure theres something new and exciting to warrant the hundruds/thousands of pounds we loyal apple fans have spent!

  7. Craig June 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    I agree with Dave. They are probably waiting for a revoluionary feature before they release another iPhone. Glenn B – Everything Apple releases is replaced in just about a year! Still great products tho. Excited about iCloud!

    • adam September 7, 2011 at 2:57 am - Reply

      imessages, notifications, wireless sync, airplay display on tv's, browser tabs, camera upgrade, processor upgrade… i think thats enough features to release a new phone/IOS…

  8. Sti June 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Samsung already has dual core in their phone

    • JoTo June 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      Samsung isn't Apple, nough said….

      • Aimee June 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm - Reply

        Exactly! I had a Samsung before I had the iPhone and I hated it!

  9. Jerseygirl1997 June 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    September release of iphone 5 better for me as I can officially upgrade then.

    • Aimee June 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm - Reply

      Same here. Hopefully we will not have to wait too much longer than that!

  10. NIcole June 10, 2011 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    OMG. I dropped my iphone back in April and it's been taped together and barely working since then in order to hold out for iP5. TODAY i dropped it again and ….it’s like—-touch me— touch me I DARE u— RESTART! Apple symbol…poweroff, lightshow—touch me!!! Nanny nanny poopoo!!!! ? makes me wanna cry. Seriously Apple?! RELEASE THE NEW PHONE!!!!!!!! now i hv to go buy another crap one on Ebay until then. grrr.

  11. Alex W June 11, 2011 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    I vote buy an iphone 4. they are as good as you can get, theres not much better they can put in the iphone 5. i'm keeping my iphone 4 and getting the iOS 5 (WHICH I CANNOT WAAAIIITTTT FOR). Those are the upgrades that I'm worried about. Not what it looks like. And those are the upgrades I can keep getting for free, not for 200 dollars with a new upgrade

  12. Craig June 16, 2011 at 10:11 am - Reply

    I told myself I would skip an iPhone release and get one every second year; iPhone – tick, iPhone 3G – Skip, iPhone 3GS – Tick, iPhone 4 – Skip…. iPhone 4 -…skip?

  13. iOS 5 Release Date June 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    I love how all iphone fans want there phone to be more "droidish", and all droid fans want there phone to be more "iphoneish" Droid OS and iphone OS combine and make an ultra awesome sick super mega good phone!

  14. Rakel June 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    I seriously cannot wait for the new iOS… I love my iPhone 4, but the notification system (or more appropriately: lack thereof) was, in my opinion, it's biggest flaw. I won't be buying an iPhone 5 if it comes out… but maybe I could convince hubby to buy an iPhone 4 at a discount so we can be iPhone'ing together 🙂

  15. Mishriff July 6, 2011 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    iOS 5 seems to be nice but why don't they just release it earlier and tell us the specific date of the release.

    iPhone 4 is good but could improve on thing that always can improve such as speed and it's function.

    Why don't they release the iPhone with more colours not just white and black which are nice afterall

  16. Locksmiths leeds August 27, 2011 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    IPhone 5 wont be far behind iOS 5

  17. skillerspeed September 3, 2011 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    when is icloud iOS 5 coming out?

    is it on 23rd september 2011 by any chance???

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