“The iPhone 5 may be one of the most anticipated gadgets of 2011. The annual iPhone launch was skipped this summer at WWDC, which has led to much speculation about a fall launch ahead of the holiday season,” Josh Smith writes for GottaBeMobile.
“This week we learned that Apple may be launching the iPhone 5 on October 7th, with pre orders reportedly starting on September 30th,” Smith writes. “If this seems like the 15th date you’ve heard for the iPhone 5, it probably is. After we missed a June and July iPhone 5 launch we shifted to September. With September almost here, we think the iPhone 5 launch may in October.”
Smith writes, “Apple doesn’t need to hold to an artificial schedule put forth by the press and consumer expectations.”
Why Apple Can Launch the iPhone 5 Whenever it Wants:
• iOS 5 and iPhone 4 will hold over consumers
• The longer Apple waits, the more time they have to test and carriers to build out 4G networks
• iPhone customers will wait; they won’t settle for Android
• Apple keeps their own schedule
Smith writes, “Could Apple launch an iPhone in 2011? Certainly, but if the company does, it’s because the company is ready to do so, not because they need to launch an iPhone in 2011 to stay fiscally solvent or have a hit product.”
Read more in the full article here.