iPhone 5 possibly not launching until October 15

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  1. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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  3. ek9max macrumors regular

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    Well that sucks.....

    It's not like Apple to have an event and release a product so much later is it?
     
  4. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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  5. zhandri macrumors 6502

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    actually i doubt they will release it that late. if they would really release it that late they would have held the iphone event later i guess
     
  6. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

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    They wouldn't announce it and then make people wait a whole month for it to release. Im not buying that "source"
     
  7. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    So AT&T and Apple blacked out vacation days on the 21st for no reason?
     
  8. busterbluth macrumors 6502

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    I remember the earlier versions being available a week or so later. Do other people remember the same?
     
  9. zhandri macrumors 6502

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    last year the lets talk iphone event was on the 4th of october and if i remember correctly pre ordering started on the 7th and it was available on the 14th of october. not 100% sure tho
     
  10. coops108 macrumors newbie

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    oh come on! you cant seriously believe that its coming out a month later!?

    sept 12 annouced and sept 21 released!

    enought said.
     
  11. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    This.
     
  12. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    This crappy source wouldn't be the only ones to know of this if it were true.

    For the 4S:

    Announced: 4th
    Pre-orders: 7th
    Available: 14th

    So for the 5:

    Announced: 12th (Definite)
    Pre-orders: 14th (Estimate)
    Available: 21st (Rumor)
     
  13. honeygirl macrumors member

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    is it really? noboday can make sure the truth.
     
  14. scrap104 macrumors regular

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    They're pretty consistent with the iPhone 4S & New iPad releases that is they are released the next week after the initial announcement on a Friday. Hope the same pattern holds.

    3/7 Wednesday: New iPad announced & pre-orders begin
    3/16 Friday: Available in stores & shipments arrive
     
  15. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    All that document shows is a roadmap for better iPhone training for Sprint sales staff.

    As far as I know carriers don't get training information for new iPhone models and iOS versions ahead of time, so maybe this new training is going to occur over the course of a month after the iPhone 5 / iOS 6 announcement.

    I don't see how this ties directly to the actual availability date of the iPhone 5.
     
  16. b166er macrumors 68020

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    Delays are a fact of life. But apple wouldn't announce next week if it wasn't ready to ship.
     
  17. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Could be real, could be totally fake. But either way it has nothing to do with apples release date...which by the the way is NOT in mid October.
     
  18. glitternarwhal macrumors member

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    Would they really wait a month after holding a conference for it? Think about it. Building up all that hype, then telling people, "oh, you can't buy it until next month" is just a bad idea. That could result in a drop of sales. They'll have it ready the week after announcing it.
     
  19. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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    Seriously doubt that Apple will announce it next week and then launch it after more than a month later.
     
  20. trlyka macrumors 6502a

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    It's only Sprint that would be in Oct.? I have AT&T, so I assume we would get it on time....
     
  21. mrmarts macrumors 65816

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    I hope its worth the wait i hope Apple throws in a few surprises with Nokia today releasing their first wireless charging phone, I hope apple will introduce at least a innovative mag safe connector.
     
  22. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

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    I never upgraded to the 4s when it came out. It wasn't enough of an increase from the 4 IMHO. Since I didn't upgrade, I don't remember when the pre orders started. It was two days after the announcement? I thought it was always right after the announcement.
     
  23. mrmarts macrumors 65816

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    you must be crazy or wanting to flush your money to upgrade to the same thing i believe that 2 years is ok to upgrade your handset especially if you are on contract as you pay less than getting it outright.
     

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