AllThingsD’s own Kara Swisher has just come on record to confirm that the earlier reports of the iPhone 5 being launched on September 7th are wrong. All her sources, who even backed up John Paczkowski’s earlier report, all point to an October release.
Kara even goes further to specify some of the specs we’ll definitely get with this next generation release. We all know the A5 dual core processor and a higher resolution 8 megapixel camera are both certainties in this mix, but she also mentions that it’ll bring the Qualcomm dual mode GSM/CDMA baseband chip that will allow the device to work on both the AT&T and Verizon networks. I’m not sure if I’d hold my breath on that one, since the iPad 2 is a current generation device, sporting a much larger case, and didn’t include this dual mode GSM/CDMA chip, but time will tell.
With Apple holding their Fall Music Events in September at least for the past 5 years, we could assume that both reports are true. We could most likely have Apple announce the new iPhone on some day within September, which could include the 7th day, and have sales begin early October. We’ve known WSJ’s Yukari Iwatani Kane for being Apple’s person of choice when it comes to leaking important things they want people to know, so lets hope they end all the speculation by giving her a call soon.