New Apple iPhone 5 /4S Release: Why We Still Think September

So the WWDC keynote speech from Steve Jobs came and went and as we expected there was no mention of the next iPhone, whether it be called the iPhone 5 or 4S. We told previously about how we felt it would be September before we would see a release of the iPhone 5 (we’re calling it this for continuity) and now we’d like to share with you why we still think September is the most likely time for the iPhone 5 release.

In our recent rumor roundup we told you about some of the varying stories about the launch of the next iPhone. Although we felt that Apple really needed to get a new iPhone out sooner rather than later to keep up with the amazing Android competition, around September was always going to be a more likely date. Especially when considering news about a new 8-megapixel camera and analysts reports of production beginning in July and being stepped up in August in time for the release the next month.

As well as that, one thing that we did hear about at WWDC 2011 was the new mobile operating system, iOS 5.0, which is due to be released in the fall. The idea of a new OS without a next-generation iPhone being released alongside it seems unlikely when looking at previous history of iPhone releases. An article over on Beatweek also speculates about an iPhone 5 release and also feels it’s likely in September, specifically mentioning the second week. Beatweek points out that although some are still hoping for a surprise June or July iPhone 5 release, if that were the case it would have needed to be announced this week. Others may feel that we won’t see a new iPhone until 2012 but this also seems unlikely as the new iOS is now only months away.

Beatweek also notes the fact that Apple hardware launches rarely occur later in the year than September and that Apple usually holds a press conference in the second week of that month. However the September press conference is usually a secondary event to WWDC in June and we normally see new iPods or products such as Apple TV unveiled. Apart from the next iPod touch though there’s not as much to excite and so announcing the next iPhone at the September event would go a long way to liven up the event. On top of that of course it would mean the arrival of the iPhone 5 in time for the lucrative holiday season.

An article over on IBTimes tells why iOS 5 on the iPhone 5 could help Apple keep on top of the Android competition and another thing you may be interested in is our earlier article today about an iPhone 5 price. One thing for sure is that it will be interesting to keep track of the usual news and speculation about the new iPhone release over the next few months and of course we shall be keeping you informed as we hear it. We’d like to know your thoughts on this. Does a September iPhone 5 release make sense to you, or maybe you have other ideas? Why not send us your comments to let us know.

  • http://twitter.com/DanConservative Daniel Harley

    I think a September release is now obvious. The new Mac OS was unveiled in the keynote and that’ll be available as of next month, so why such a massive delay for iOS 5 unless they’re waiting for the new hardware?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001408127411 Msm Meng

    I want to see the iphone 5 and ipad 3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Beau-Duthie/565015444 Beau Duthie

    Interestingly Moscone West is booked out for another “Corporate Event” 22nd and 23rd June ? Also it is booked out for 12th-15th June Next year and 27th, 28th June 2012 For “Corporate Events”. It looks to me like we get Iphone at a 2nd meeting from here on !