Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone may be only two weeks from being announced, an unnamed Apple employee has reportedly disclosed to Beatweek Magazine.
According to the shadowy tipster, Cupertino will send out press invites to a media event a week from now without specific mention of the phone itself but with enough of a hint laced within the text and images to ensure the right journos show up for the grand unveiling.
The event will be held a week later, on October 4th or 5th, according to Beatweek’s guesswork based on past launch dates.
Although Steve Jobs is rumoured to make a surprise appearance, it will be interesting to see whether he or new CEO Tim Cook, who Jobs himself recommended for the role, will actually showcase the phone to the world.
It’s unclear whether Beatweek’s source is the same Apple employee that revealed to the New York Times last week that an announcement of the iPhone 5 is just weeks away.
The rumour mill has been on full throttle lately with a flood of leaks and speculation that the handset will finally land sometime in mid October. Apple has not so much as said a word as to the phone’s existence, although it confirmed that iOS 5 will launch in fall. Traditionally, each major release of iOS has coincided with a new iPhone.
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