iPhone to Be Officially Announced September 7?
Although Apple usually focuses on the iPod line at its annual autumn conference, many observers expect the company to officially announce the iPhone 5 at its Fall Event September 7.
“Last year’s event introduced new iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle models,” writes Arnold Kim at MacRumors, which got its information from Japanese site Kodawarisan. “This year’s event, however, has been widely expected to also incorporate the rumored iPhone 5 announcement. We confirmed with Kodawarisan that the date was not the product of guesswork, but came from a source in the know.”
For months, the iPhone 5 has been projected for a September or October release, so a September 7 announcement of the new smartphone would certainly makes sense. The fifth-generation smartphone is expected to be a major overhaul of the iPhone line, incorporating an edge-to-edge screen, faster processor and improved camera.
“In previous years,” Kim continues, “Apple has updated the iPhone in the summer during WWDC, leaving the iPod to wait until this September media event. This year, however, without an iPhone upgrade at WWDC, all eyes are on this September event for the launch of the iPhone 5. Apple’s suppliers are said to begin shipments of the iPhone 5 in September.”