Waiting for an iPhone 5? You'll have to wait longer than expected. Previously believed to launch in September, an AT&T vice president has purportedly confirmed that Apple's next iPhone will not debut until the first week of October.
Here's the nitty gritty from BGR:
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One of our high-level AT&T sources just informed us that an AT&T Vice President has confirmed to several employees that the iPhone 5 is slated to launch in early October. Additionally, the VP communicated the following to a group of managers: 'Expect things to get really, really busy in the next 35-50 days, so prepare your teams accordingly'.
Boy, Apple's really keeping everybody on their toes, isn't it? First the iPad 3 gets pushed back to 2012 (not that we seriously believed it would launch this year, given the iPad 2's runaway success) and now a later than expected iPhone 5 release? It's about time it launches. We want to move on to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 already.
That's the price you get if you gotta have the newest Apple gear. In recent news, alleged shots of the iPhone 5 being assembled at a Chinese factory and what appears to be a wide home button are going around.
If those pics turn out to be the real deal, then the reverse-designed renders that MacRumors conjured up might have hit it right on the mark.
Hang in there. Will the iPhone 5 change things all over again? Only Steve Jobs knows. Let the games begin...again.
BGR, via 9to5Mac