Even More Claims: iPhone 5 Launch on October 7th, No iPad 3 Until 2012

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Claims of media event and launch dates for the iPhone 5 have quickly accelerated as attention turns toward the window for such an event, which is likely to open in just a few weeks. Just today, a claim of a September 7th media event appeared and was quickly debunked, and other rumors of an iPhone 5 launch for September or even as far out as late October have also been swirling.


    TiPb now weighs in with a claim that Apple's next-generation iPhone "could" debut on Friday, October 7th in the United States, although the source for the rumored date is unclear. The report also suggests that the next iPhone is more likely to be an "iPhone 4S" based on the iPhone 4 than a completely revamped "iPhone 5", although it acknowledges that there is still considerable confusion over the issue and that Apple could be preparing to release both models.
    According to the report's source, Apple will not be introducing a new iPad this fall, having decided to push things back to the original yearly timetable and release the iPad 3 early next year.

    TiPb has not been a source for product rumors in the past and expresses a healthy amount of skepticism about its own report, and so we are covering this story on our iOS Blog for the time being.

    Article Link: Even More Claims: iPhone 5 Launch on October 7th, No iPad 3 Until 2012
  2. macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2008

    My iPhone is dying... I was hardly able to wait for the rumored mid-Sept launch. Any longer and I may die of anxiety. Oh, well. We never really will know until Apple launches, I guess.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2006
    This is getting hilarious. Announcement coming in September, available soon after. As you were people.
  4. macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    I guess you could say


    they were out of their element.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    These rumors are getting more annoying than usual... Flip flopping too fast for me!
  6. macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2004
    Arlington, VA
    *gasp* You mean when Apple said that 2011 was the year of iPad 2, it could have been telling...the truth? I'm shocked! Shocked, I say! :rolleyes:
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2009
    The Netherlands
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    For me, this is one of the more plausible rumors.
  8. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I don’t take any of these rumors very seriously, but my common sense likes this one!
  9. macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Yes, yes it could (I suppose).

    It Could be an iPhone 4S or it Could be an iPhone 5
    It Could be September or it Could be October
    It Could be on Friday or it Could be a different day of the week
    It Could be a thinner design or it Could be the same design
  10. macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009
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    Anyone who really thinks there would be a 3rd gen iPad in 2011 needs to pass whatever they're smoking this way.
  11. macrumors regular

    May 20, 2010
    October 7 would make a nice birthday pressie for me :cool:
  12. bb426, Aug 12, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2011

    macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    These flying rumors are great examples of where one should wait and find out more information before opening their mouth. I think I've seen about 4 articles just today about this? Hah. Rumors or not, it's ridiculous (and amusing :) )

    I bet :apple: is reading this and laughing their a**es off right now.

    We have about 10 different possible combinations of rumored releases happening in the next 6 months. iPhone (insert number and or letter(s) here) in September/October, iPad (insert number and or letter(s) here) in September/October/Winter/Spring, etc. No one has any idea about designs -or names- obviously, except the ARM processor. I'd say we haven't learned anything new since after the iPhone 4 was released, except that there was no summer release. Because it's August now.

    Notice how there have been NO rumors about any new iPods? Everyone's so caught up with the next iPhone it's just depressing.

    I say wait until it actually happens. It'll save the anxiety.
  13. macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2010
    Apple is has more rumors planned on september 7 2011, iRumor 2 will be released next year with a possible upgraded untrue engine.

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    naah that was just a rumor too....

  14. macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2010
  15. macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2002
    Breaking news! My inside sources say they will both be released sometime in the next 1 to 12 months!
  16. macrumors 65816

    Feb 3, 2011
    ughhhhh.. more of these complicated rumours.. I know this is macRUMORS haha, but still comonnnn
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Don Kosak

    Mar 12, 2010
    Hilo, Hawaii
    Depending on the prices and features, the iPhone 4s may be a good buy for those of us on the "odd numbered" phone plan (original -> 3GS -> ?).

    Unlike the tablet arena, there is a lot of competition in the phone market. It would be nice for Apple to extend their pricing to a wider range with maybe a free/prepaid 3GS, a low priced iPhone 4, and a top of the line iPhone 4s (or 5).

    That would help compete with some of the low-spec, low-cost Android models out there.

    As far as the iPad 3 goes, I would rather see more work on iCloud services and iOS 6 honestly. I think the iPad 2 is a great match for iOS 5. No need for new hardware right now, especially with the lackluster competition.
  18. macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
  19. macrumors 68000

    Mar 15, 2010
    THis rumor was just to get Samsung to publicly commit to the US s2 launch. It worked.
  20. macrumors 6502


    Nov 24, 2009
    NEW Jersey / USA
    So, sometime in the fall we'll see the iPhone 5. Ok.
  21. macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2004
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    As much as I'd love to have a 2048x1636 iPad 3, I just can't see how Apple could possibly get a screen like that plus the graphical power to run it and enough battery to power it for 10 hours at any kind of consumer price. I guess the fact that they're already selling a device with a 9.7" IPS display for $500 is pretty amazing, when $2000 laptops don't even have IPS.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I agree. Like most people, I enjoy a good MacRumor. But when claims and counter-claims fly every 12 hours it gets annoying pretty fast.

    On the other hand, I think we can glean one thing from all this: Apple is NOT letting the same iPhone 4 debacle happen again! They've probably got the "iPhone 5" on lock-down like never before :cool:

    I think the key is to never get your hopes up haha
  23. macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009
    Interesting commentary. Debacle, you say? Is that what you call it when a company releases the best smartphone on the market?

    If you owned an iPhone 4 and used it on a daily basis you wouldnt be singing this tune. It's still the best smartphone out there for my money. Best screen, best battery life, best apps. Enough said.
  24. macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2002
    He was referring to the premature design reveal due to a prototype of the iPhone being lost/forgotten/stolen in a bar by a poor Apple fella named Gary Powell (iirc). Gizmodo eventually aquired the device and presented it to the public before official introduction. This time Apple obviously won't let that happen again...
  25. macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2010
    Unlike Samsung, HP and the rest, Apple doesn't seem to develop new products because of the competition. Just look at Mac Mini, AppleTV, iMac, MacBook Air, iPads, iPhones. The last two are markets that Apple created.

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