iFans hoping to get their hands on the next-gen Apple handset next month are likely to be disappointed, according to a report claiming that the phone won’t show until early October.
An unnamed source has told 9 to Mac that Apple has been mulling a launch date of either October 7th or 14th. However, it has now categorically plumped for the former date after positive signs that “the product’s latest stages of pre-mass-production [are] currently moving along nicely”.
It’s not all dread news, though. Apple reportedly plans to unveil a pre-order scheme for the handset in September, so you’ll at least be able to get your name down and avoid the snaking queues at iStores.
The latest bout of iPhone 5-centric speculation comes amid separate rumours that the handset could arrive in white and black colour variants from launch, despite the light leakage problems that beset the white edition of the iPhone 4.
Industry insider talk also suggests that the phone will pack a four-inch screen – compared with the iPhone 4’s 3.5-inch number, an upgraded eight-megapixel camera and will feature a radical new design.
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