According to a new report, the iPhone 5 will allegedly hit store shelves later than initially expected, as the device is now expected to launch sometime during October. The news comes from the folks over at AllThingsD, and is at odds with earlier reports that indicated that the device would actually be available earlier, during September.
So those rumors claiming the iPhone 5 will debut in late September? They’re wrong. Instead, it’s going to be an October surprise — the month in which Apple will be launching its next generation iPhone.Next generation iPhone rumors are pouring in these days, as we’re getting closer to the launch of the device. While these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, it is worth noting that AllThingsD has been fairly accurate over the years when it comes to predicting iOS devices launch dates. The iPhone 5 is expected to sport the same A5 processor found in the iPad 2, and its camera will be able to take pictures of up to 8 megapixels – in comparison, the iPhone 4 features the A4 processor introduced with the original iPad, as well as a 5-megapixel camera. The iPhone 5 allegedly entered the final stage of its design phase a couple of months ago, and recently entered production phase. The device will come pre-loaded with iOS 5, and should offer a slew of improvements, such as a vastly improved notifications system, Twitter integration, better Safari and Mail apps, the new iMessage service, iCloud integration, improved multitasking, and better overall responsiveness.