iPhone 5 May Be Coming During Fall Media Event

Rumors have been pointing towards a fall launch for the iPhone 5 which will take the stage at Apple’s iPod Media event. We reported Summer may be reserved for an extensive launch of OS X Lion but the late fall launch of Apple iPhone 5 may be to protect sales of the iPhone

Multiple analysts are saying a fall launch of the iPhone 5 seems likely and more specifically it will take the stage during Apple’s annual iPod event. John Paczkowski of All Things Digital says speculation from close sources hints at a fall launch:

As I’ve reported here before, Apple doesn’t plan to unveil a new iPhone at its Worldwide Developers Conference, which this year will be largely software-focused. And increasingly, I’m hearing speculation about the company possibly commandeering its annual September media event to launch the device instead. Which seems plausible.

While his sources have yet to give a solid confirmation on the iPhone 5’s launch date, they have proven accurate in the past. In addition, Boy Genius Report says a report from RBC says an iPhone 5 in fall is likely.

Postponing the iPhone 5’s launch to late fall may be to protect current sales of the iPhone 5. Earlier this year the iPhone 4 was announced in a CDMA flavor and carried on Verizon. This was months before Apple’s supposed iPhone refresh and Verizon subscribers may have held off to enter a new 2-year contract when the next generation phone is announced.

Tanner Godarzi
Tanner is tech-savvy with an eye for great content who is pursuing his Bachelors of Science in Web Design and Interactive Media from the Art Institute of California—Orange County. Tanner has been a freelance Blogger and Social Media consultant for over 4 years and contributed content for O'Reilly's "Big Book Of Apple Hacks." Tanner has blogged for industry notables such as Hadley Stern for Apple Matters, C.K. for Obsessable and gave insight about Social Media for The Blog Herald. Tanner resides in Huntington Beach and is a cycling enthusiast.


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