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MacRumors
Aug 30, 2011, 11:11 PM
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New Zealand's TechDay.co.nz (http://www.techday.co.nz/macguide/news/exclusive-iphone-5-nz-release-date/20967/4/) claims to have exclusive date on the New Zealand launch date for the iPhone 5. Now, with fans clamouring for news of the iPhone 5, Techday has learned from a source within Apple that the device will be launched here in New Zealand on October 9.Early October has been the recent rumor consensus on when the iPhone 5 might actually become available to customers. There has also been talk (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/16/apple-shooting-for-iphone-5-pre-orders-on-september-30th-with-october-7th-launch/) of a late September launch.

TechDay.co.nz hasn't been the source of any previous Apple rumors, so we can't tell if they are trustworthy. October 9th falls on a Sunday, which seems a strange launch day. Last year's iPhone 4 launch was on a Friday in New Zealand. We've posted it on our iOS blog for interest.

Article Link: iPhone 5 to Launch in New Zealand on October 9th? (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/31/iphone-5-to-launch-in-new-zealand-on-october-9th/)



Ethan3.14159
Aug 30, 2011, 11:14 PM
I highly doubt that's true as everything is shut down here on Sunday. :p

zin
Aug 30, 2011, 11:51 PM
I highly doubt that's true as everything is shut down here on Sunday. :p

Another day, another iPhone 5 rumour busted. :cool:

Tiggs
Aug 30, 2011, 11:57 PM
I highly doubt that's true as everything is shut down here on Sunday. :p

lol. Wonder what the next rumor date will be. Gogo dart throwing monkey!!! ;)

kiwiboi87
Aug 31, 2011, 12:02 AM
will most likly be a friday, like last year.
and with the ipad 2...

and will be in line with AU Launch


some people need to check their facts :p

PBF
Aug 31, 2011, 12:25 AM
Can't people be bothered to check a freaking calendar before making up this horse*hit?

MakX
Aug 31, 2011, 01:33 AM
'A contributor' has a 'source'. Unlikely, but they're sticking by their guns according to Twitter.

theappleguy
Aug 31, 2011, 02:04 AM
I highly doubt that's true as everything is shut down here on Sunday. :p

That's not quite true, there are plenty of Apple resellers and Vodafone Stores open on Sunday. However, given TechDay's pretty questionable history I wouldn't put too much faith in the report (other than a guess that could be coincidentally correct).

MattInOz
Aug 31, 2011, 02:25 AM
Why would they launch the new phone first in New Zealand?:D

Biolizard
Aug 31, 2011, 03:06 AM
Why would they launch the new phone first in New Zealand?:D

Because the better behaved sibling will get the iPhone first; not the one that calls Jony Ive a pom :P

wackymacky
Aug 31, 2011, 03:23 AM
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Sunday release doesnt make much sence. Even if was an international release, then it would be Sunday in USA the next morning.

Has apple ever done a major product release on a Sunday?

bushido
Aug 31, 2011, 04:21 AM
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EXCLUSIVE: iPhone 5 to launch on September 31th ... oh wait

wackymacky
Aug 31, 2011, 04:30 AM
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Umm, from memory the iPhone 3 was released there first (because of its position on the international date line)

aoifeee
Aug 31, 2011, 06:24 AM
Even if that's not true all the rumors seem to point to an early october launch.

bushido
Aug 31, 2011, 06:29 AM
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Umm, from memory the iPhone 3 was released there first (because of its position on the international date line)

No, they always release it in the big markets first (US, UK, France & Germany). Others follow weeks after

Beyondthought
Aug 31, 2011, 06:40 AM
Don't be fooled!! I spoke my mate, Steve ;) and he told me Iphone 5 is not coming until 2012, April 1st..! 100%

s.horsfield
Aug 31, 2011, 07:37 AM
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I highly doubt that's true as everything is shut down here on Sunday. :p

I'm from New Zealand. All big chains are open but with shortened hours and less staff. But I agree it's a stupid day for launch

s.horsfield
Aug 31, 2011, 07:41 AM
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Umm, from memory the iPhone 3 was released there first (because of its position on the international date line)

No, they always release it in the big markets first (US, UK, France & Germany). Others follow weeks after

We were first, aside from the US. I think he/she meant first aside from the US. From memory its usually US and 20 or so other countries a few weeks later. But I could be wrong

s.horsfield
Aug 31, 2011, 07:45 AM
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Why would they launch the new phone first in New Zealand?:D

Because the better behaved sibling will get the iPhone first; not the one that calls Jony Ive a pom :P

+1 although NZ isn't really a sibling, more of a distant cousin due to NZ not really being related to Britian as much anymore

ivan123
Aug 31, 2011, 10:04 AM
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We were first, aside from the US. I think he/she meant first aside from the US. From memory its usually US and 20 or so other countries a few weeks later. But I could be wrong

the iPhone 3G was sold in New Zealand 1st before the U.S

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=512251

jonnysods
Aug 31, 2011, 10:42 AM
Speculators, Analysts, whatever. How do these guys get paid?

Kiss your wife goodbye, go downstairs to your basement, get on your computer in your 'office' and make guesses at what is coming next from Apple?

Nermal
Aug 31, 2011, 02:49 PM
I highly doubt that's true as everything is shut down here on Sunday. :p

Sunday makes sense. When launching on Fridays, Vodafone screws up the launch and it doesn't happen until Monday. By launching on a Sunday, Vodafone can only mess it up by one day! :p

MakX
Aug 31, 2011, 03:56 PM
No, they always release it in the big markets first (US, UK, France & Germany). Others follow weeks after

You're blatantly incorrect, the iPhone 3GS launched in New Zealand first. Do some googling.

Nermal
Aug 31, 2011, 04:39 PM
You're blatantly incorrect, the iPhone 3GS launched in New Zealand first. Do some googling.

Actually, you're incorrect; the 3GS was launched in the US in June and NZ in July. The 3G, on the other hand, was in NZ first.

Santabean2000
Aug 31, 2011, 04:50 PM
Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, in NZ will care two hoots about iPhones, iPads and iGeeks in Sept/Oct. We will all be watching the RWC!
http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/

kokako
Sep 1, 2011, 05:07 PM
if that's the international launch date then possible with the time difference.

samsandy
Sep 28, 2011, 08:48 PM
No, they always release it in the big markets first (US, UK, France & Germany). Others follow weeks after

Nope NZ had the iPhone 3G first :P and hopefully they'll have the iPhone 5 first as well.

Zutarano
Oct 2, 2011, 12:51 AM
Sunday makes sense. When launching on Fridays, Vodafone screws up the launch and it doesn't happen until Monday. By launching on a Sunday, Vodafone can only mess it up by one day! :p

Must be international. Vodafone Australia would do the same thing...