iPhone 5 in Final Testing, Due in September

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    MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple was careful about managing expectations heading into the WWDC keynote. A week before the keynote, they spelled out exactly what they would talk about (OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud) and also specifically omitted any reference to new hardware. We believe the reason for the candor was the public expectation that the WWDC keynote has always been the launchpad for the next iPhone.

    iPhone mockup by blkr​

    Instead, rumors have been persistent that the next iPhone would be released in the September timeframe. Reuters detailed the timeline back in April:
    Right on schedule, we are now hearing from 9to5Mac that the iPhone 5 has reached the final testing stage and should be ready in time for a September launch.

    Their source must be based in Verizon as they claim that it's not clear when Verizon will support 3G FaceTime, and reportedly some negotiations about the details of over-the-air updates remain ongoing. Verizon iPhones have strangely been left somewhat behind in software updates, still only able to support iOS 4.2.8 as the highest version. iOS 5 will consolidate the codebase across all iPhone models when it is released this fall.

    Article Link: iPhone 5 in Final Testing, Due in September
  2. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    This needs to hurry up - my 3GS is on it's last legs as it is ;-) An announcement date would at least let me know how much to spend on my 'get by till then' phone :)
  3. FoxHoundADAM macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    That's a nice mock-up. I was going to do one until I googled iPhone 4 and called it good.

    Regardless Apple will have to change something about the general appearance to "show" consumers" it is different. Doesn't have to be major but just something.

    BTW if I hear one more 3GS user complain about being on their last leg I will scream. Try a 3G in iOS4.
  4. aa521490 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2007
  5. CallistoJag macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    just in time for x-mas ;)
  6. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
    Verizon JUST got the iPhone and they're already trying to screw their customers....
  7. andrewh93 macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2011
    My 3GS is also on its last legs - time to retire it to the trophy cabinet..
  8. Insolence macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Hopefully they'll get rid of the Glass back.... Aluminum ftw. Maybe curved edges too? iPad 2 Style <3
  9. jimi78 macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2010
    Encinitas, CA
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Does this have the thinner front bezel? Can't really tell what's different in this mock up from current
  10. graham1971 macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Do they really mean the iPhone 5 is coming or are they talking about the iPhone 4s?
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Yay. :)

    It doesn't matter what they decide to call it, but they are referring to the 5th generation iPhone.

    You mean to say that customers are getting screwed with each new Android that comes out every week?

    Same! I want it now!
  12. JoEw macrumors 65816


    Nov 29, 2009
    edge to edge glass
  13. cffry macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2011
    Northern Illinois
    Seriously looking forward to a Sprint iPhone in September. I'm due for an upgrade in July, so these rumors will hold me over until it's officially announced. :D
  14. appleguy123 macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I think that 9to5Mac are stupid when they say it will be called the 4s. Apple wouldn't get their numbers out of synch again.
  15. brandnewfunk macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2010
    iPhone, WP7 Rock!

    I love the iPhone hardware. And I know that 5 will not disappoint. Wish I could put WP7 on one, though :(.

  16. rkmac macrumors 6502


    Jun 22, 2009
    JAFA, New Zealand
    I personally love the glass back. In fact, I love the current design all together. Can't wait to see what Apple have up their sleeves though :)
  17. bb426 macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    This is good news. Although, while I'm hoping for a different form factor (the current 4G seems sort of clunky to me, I never really liked the design), I don't foresee a significant change because of not only Apple's typical product refresh schedule but also from all the different rumors floating around and the fact that iOS has (arguably) not changed significantly from 4 to 5, which seems to also mark a hardware change if the software change is rather large.

    Btw, nice mockup. Exactly the same as last year's mockup almost. Haha.

    Terrible idea, to say the least. ;)
  18. Kelmon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Didn't we already know this? I mean, it's well known that Apple always updates the iPod in September for the "Holiday Season" and that the iPod itself is now much less important to the company. This isn't so much a rumour as something you could reasonably bet your mortgage on. This is just the reorganisation of the product release schedule that has been predicted for a while now.
  19. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    I'll buy whatever they release, though my 3GS is still a champ. AND it will run iOS 5? I love it. If it only had a better camera.
  20. iNeedToDoHw macrumors regular

    May 23, 2011
    I just know what steve jobs is gonna say at the keynote.

    "Same GREAT Design, improved performance"

    i hate keeping the last year's design personally.. :(
  21. ben173 macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2011
  22. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    I am far more excited about iOS 5 and the iPhone 5 than anything else Apple is doing right now. Lion looks great, but the features aren't all that revolutionary as just taking some from iOS and putting them on the Mac. The iPhone hardware hopefully including a World unlocked phone, better pair of cameras, A5, and double RAM would be incredible paired with the new iOS 5.
  23. Reach9 macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2010
    In America
    Great news! If all goes well we should be seeing lots of leaks next month on what to expect. Here's hoping for a bigger screen and a redesigned antenna, with a possibly curved back. C'mon Apple surprise us in a good way.
  24. ben173 macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2011
    tell me if im wrong but i think the mock up shows it with a bigger screen:confused::confused:
  25. Aduntu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2010
    Comments like these just baffle me.

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