An exciting new report from iPhone Italia today is claiming that a Swiss cell carrier Swisscom will begin offering the next-generation iPhone on October 5, following a September 5 launch in the United States.
The report supposedly comes from a senior executive at Swisscom who received the knowledge from Apple, whom he claims has already contacted carriers around the world in order for them to prepare and make the necessary arrangements. Additionally, Lowell McAdam, a new CEO for Verizon Wireless, suggested in a conference call with analysts today that the next iPhone should come out this Fall.
Keep in mind that, with all rumors, this report is purely speculative. Furthermore, there may be some good reason to be skeptical about this particular announcement, despite the fact that the consensus among the rumors seems to suggest a September launch.
First, September 5 falls on a Monday – a day that Apple does not typically ever release new products. Second, if Verizon’s CEO doesn’t know when the next-gen iPhone is coming out (as he indicated in the aforementioned conference call), then it’s extremely unlikely that Lowell McAdam would be aware