A new report from 9 to 5 Mac seems to confirm that the iPhone 5 won’t arrive until October. The report indicates that Apple is planning to start taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 on September 30th, with the launch of the new iPhone slotted for the end of the first or second week in October.
According to our sources, Apple has been weighing between launching the new iPhone on October 7th or October 14th, but with the product’s latest stages of pre-mass-production currently moving along nicely, Apple is presently shooting towards a launch on the 7th. On top of this, unlike with the iPad 2, Apple plans to offer pre-orders for the new iPhone.
Apple currently plans to begin pre-orders for their next-generation smartphone in the final days of September. The company has still not finalized the pre-order start date, but is debating between Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th. The 30th seems more likely at this point according to one of our sources.
Previous rumors have seemed to agree upon the idea that Apple will launch two phones – one an upgrade to the iPhone 4 with a dual-core A5 processor and upgraded 8MP camera, and another an “iPhone Nano“, which would likely be a prepaid device with a lower price-point.