Following our previous report that Apple’s next-gen iPhone 5 may become available in retail stores on October 7th, a new report from TiPb claims to have sources that indicate that Apple will begin taking pre-orders on September 30.
Also according to the report, Apple has apparently been debating whether to launch the iPhone 5 on October 7 or October 14th, but since the iPhone’s pre-production testing has been going so well, they currently plan to release the phone on the 7th, and will be taking pre-orders one week in advance, beginning on September 30th.
While the report suggests that Apple hasn’t actually finalized the pre-order start date, they are reportedly debating between Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30, with the 30th being the more likely of the two. It’s also important to note that this date could change again, but the above information supposedly reflects Apple’s current plans.
The next-gen iPhone will likely be called the iPhone 5, and is expected to feature the same A5 processor found in the iPad, an 8MP camera with 1080p HD video recording abilities, and a larger screen. The new handset will also feature iOS 5, which will reportedly include a new powerful voice-based navigation and control system called “Assistant.” It’s also been rumored that Apple could release a second cheaper phone alongside the iPhone 5.
You can keep up on our past and continuing coverage surrounding the iPhone 5 at this link.