So you know all those rumors about the iPhone 5 launching in mid-September? Well, you might be in for a surprise as the latest report from the typically well-sourced WSJ is that it won’t hit store shelves until late October.
John Paczkowski writes for All Things D:
Sources with knowledge of the situation say reports claiming AT&T has blacked out employee vacations during the last two weeks of September in preparation for the retail debut of the next iPhone are misinformed.
“I don’t know why AT&T’s calling for all hands on deck those weeks, but it’s not for an iPhone launch,” a source familiar with Apple’s plans said.
So when can we expect the company to uncrate the iPhone 5?
“October,” the source said, while declining to offer a hard-launch date. Other sources said it will be later in the month, rather than earlier.
Recently a number of sources have pointed to an iPhone 5 launch in September preceded by a product unveiling sometime in August. At this point, it’s fair to say that no one knows when the iPhone 5 will actually become available.