According to The Times of India, the launch would be followed by iOS 6, Apple's latest operating system that was first unveiled in June, 2012. It is believed that the operating system features Apple's own maps, as the company has done away with Google Maps.
While one can only hope that the rumours are not just rumours, as it has been several months that various websites have been reporting about the possible launch dates. Some analysts had pointed out how these rumours did more harm to Apple instead of benefiting the California-based company. As they maintained, many Apple fans decided to wait for the iPhone 5 instead of going for the 4S model, that was just a modification of iPhone 4.
Rumours started as early as March 18 when a Japanese blog, according to CNET.com, reported that Apple is behind schedule on securing parts, and thus it concluded that the launch could be pushed to October. A few days later, Reuters reported that Apple is preparing for an October release, as according to its sources, production will start in July.
Commenting critically about the features iPhone5 will possess, Jefferies & Co. Analyst Peter Misek specualted that the device will lack support for 4G LTE networks - adding that the device would be available at all four major US carriers in September, Misek compared the upgrade to 'iPhone 3G to 3GS.
On June 21, The Boy Genius Report predicted the announcement would be made in August and a release date chosen for later part of the month. All praises for the product, Bloomberg in the same month reported that iPhone5 will feature a faster A 5 processor, and will be ready for release in September, adding that the Apple is also developing a cheaper iPhone for developing countries.
Only recently, a Japanese website Kodawarisan reported that Apple will unveil its new iPod lineup or the iPhone5 during a media event on September 7.
Whether or not Apple launches its iPhone5 this year, the indications of a September release seem to be more grounded, and fans have a reason to hold on their money - at least till September.
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