Apple iPhone 5 Release Likely in September: Final Testing Stages

The Apple iPhone 5 continues to be the subject of much rumor and speculation and one of the things that is most discussed is a possible release date. We recently told how based on the evidence so far we felt a September release is likely and it seems more news today seems to back that up as apparently the next iPhone, whether it be called the iPhone 4S or 5, is now in the final testing stages.

There’s still a certain amount of confusion over whether the next iPhone is the 4S or 5 and just the other day we reported that the 4S could in fact be a variant of the current iPhone for Sprint and also possibly T-Mobile. We also told how the beta version of iOS 5 hinted at not one but two iPhone models due but for consistency we’ll refer to the next iPhone for now as the iPhone 5. Now we hear from Mark Gurman over on 9to5Mac that a “previously accurate Apple source” has told them that the next-generation iPhone is now at the final testing or AP stage and so September is scheduled as a launch date.

Over on MacRumors Arnold Kim also writes about a September launch for the iPhone 5 and notes that there is still some doubt over when Verizon will support 3G FaceTime for the iPhone and that the Big Red are still in negotiations with Apple surrounding OTA updates. Kim notes that for some reason Verizon seem to have been somewhat left out with regards to software updates, which is an interesting point.

Are you waiting for the next-generation iPhone 5? Would confirmed news of a September release make you think again about purchasing one of the new impressive Androids such as the Samsung Galaxy S2? Let us know with your comments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-Beech/1262173907 Martin Beech

    Im using a iphone 4 on the 3 network uk and i feel that the iphone 4 has had its time and it feels old . where as the samsung galaxy s2 is new with great specs . my wallet is getting closer to the samsung but if apple confirm a september release of the iphone 5 i would hold on for apple

  • Mohammed Avvathoottil

    I am using iphone 4 for last one year ,it high time to release new os why apple keeping ios 5 ,all mobile (android ) updating the os frequently .