Home » Uncategorized » Apple iPhone 5 launch date set for October 14?

Apple iPhone 5 launch date set for October 14?

We’ve heard more than our fair share of rumors about the upcoming iPhone 5 (and iPhone 4S), but now we’re finally starting to get something concrete straight out of Cupertino. Apple has formally announced an iPhone media event on October 4 at 10am. Presumably, it is at this event that we will be seeing the next generation iPhone officially for the first time.

The media invitation specifically says, “Let’s talk iPhone,” so at least that’s a certain level of confirmation for us. The assumption is that iOS 5 and iCloud will be discussed at the same event, finally putting months of rumors, leaks, and hearsay to rest. That does not mean that the iPhone 5 will be made available for purchase right afterward, though. For that, we’re going back to the rumor mill.

It sounds like October 14th is the preferred date for the iPhone 5 launch in the United States, UK, France, Germany and Japan. This is in line with earlier statements from the Orange France CEO about October 15th being the launch date. The 14th is a Friday, which is the same day of the week we saw the first iPhone, the iPhone 3G, and the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 4 broke that mold with a Tuesday launch, but the iPhone 5 is once again breaking the mold with an October launch… so who knows?

I hope that the Canadian launch date for the iPhone 5 is the same as those other countries, but the Great White North has been given the short end of the iStick before.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.


Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.


Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games


Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...


Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.


No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.

  • You’re stupid

    Are you drunk? October 4, not 5