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New Report Claims Next iPhone Not Coming Until September or October

by Brandon Russell | February 20, 2012February 20, 2012 12:30 pm PDT

iPhone 5 mockupIt sounds like Apple is sticking with last year’s Fall timeframe for iPhone releases. A new report from Macotakara claims Apple is aiming for a September or October release for the next iPhone, shifting away from the company’s traditional mid-year launches (barring the iPhone 4S). The company’s last launch had a longer than expected release interval, and many wondered if Apple would move forward in the same vein as last year or go back to the previous cycle.

According to Asian reliable source, next iPhone will be released in September or October, and this cycle seems to be kept for years, Macotakara said.

MacRumors said they’ve heard similar reports from a parts supplier, and iMore recently claimed Apple is preparing an LTE-enabled iPhone 5 for an October launch. The same iMore source has apparently accurately pegged the iPad 3 event for March 7, which has since been corroborated by The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, although that date has obviously yet to pass.

With the iPhone 4S only four months behind us, the September/October timeframe makes sense because it will give the company a large enough gap between releases. Still, some reports believe the device will be unveiled during June’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco with a release following shortly thereafter.

[via Mac Rumors, Macotakara]

Brandon Russell

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