Another iPhone 5 release date rumour

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stu.h, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. stu.h macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    West Midlands, England.
    Morning guys,

    Was talking with a colleague at work regarding the iPhone 5 release date. He said he was talking to someone on eBay as he was looking to upgrade his iPhone 4 to the 4S. The person he was talking with claimed to work for Apple, and said that he couldn't *say* the date of the new iPhone release, but did say that it would be on the anniversary of Steve Jobs passing.

    So, October 5th? Its a Friday and they always seem to release on this day in the week as well, and as the 4S was released on the 14th/28th October?

    Sounds plausible to me... :apple:
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    That is plausible, but I would take his "inside" knowledge with a grain of salt
  3. barredfreak macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2012
  4. Indy21 macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2008
    I think this is a good possibility.

    Especially if the rumors are true that this was indeed his last project, it would only make sense to either unveal or release the phone then.
  5. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
  6. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    A friend of mine was told by a complete stranger a possible release date for a product from a company.

    Are you serious? :eek:
  7. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    I think that date is plausible but if I had to guess I would say a week or two after that. Releasing on Steve's anniversary is kind of corny. Celebrate the man's life, not his death. I never understood the obsession with keeping track of celebrity death days. Every year I see a thousand people with their John Lennon shirts- I bet most of them couldn't tell me any other significant days in Lennon's life but they all act like huge fans one day a year.

    Sorry for the rant.
  8. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    The day an "important" figure dies signifies the day the world lost that influential person. At least that is how I always looked at it. The day Lennon died marked the day that we would never again hear him sing a new song he had worked on. The day Steve Job died was the day that marked we would never see another one of his personal innovations (obviously there are things he worked on prior to his death, but those will "run out" eventually).
  9. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2012
    If it comes out that day it will be called the iPhone SJ. That way they could put the stamp on it saying Steve Jobs worked on the phone.
  10. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    regardless of the fact, we have to remember one thing: if its released on october 5th, that ebay guy is a genius!!! am i right or am i right?
  11. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
  12. QuickFlame macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2012

    You're the eBay guy! :0
  13. Ay_Zimmy macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    I actually always thought this. Mainly because this was supposed to be "his" phone, it would keep his memory alive for one more run on the iPhone, and it will add that extra hype. I doubt he works for apple, but it's a great assumption.
  14. stu.h thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    West Midlands, England.
    Hell no. Not serious in the slightest. Just thought I'd put it out there.

    I too doubt he works for Apple, but certainly food for thought.

    I also wonder one of 2 things, with Tim Cook saying they are "doubling down" on leaks;

    a) Something has been leaked that was legit, and he was like "Oh crap!"

    b) They have got everyone following the red herring with the "taller iPhone" and they will release something later this year that no-one expected.
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State

    I've said it before, but heck, this thread has been beaten to death before, so I'll say it again...What a horrible idea: "Hey guys, we're super depressed today, so what better way to get excited about a new product and a new IOS than to think about SJ dying!"

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