Dying to know when the iPhone 5 will appear? Another date has emerged as a contender today, with reports suggesting the new Apple phone will fall to earth with the autumn leaves.
Japanese blog Macotakara quotes an Asian source that puts the launch of the next generation of Apple smartphone in September or October.
That's a much longer wait than many of the other potential dates bandied about, which predict a summer launch. Ultimately, the only people who know for definite are the top brass at Apple HQ --
It would make sense from Apple's point-of-view to wait longer before dropping le iPhone version cinq: the iPhone 4S has only been out for five minutes and is still selling like heated baked goods, so there's no need to put the brakes on that by giving potential customers something to hold their pennies back for.
If Apple does opt for an autumn launch, that will be a full year since the 4S came along, and could mark a shift to a regular pre-Christmas release.
Apple also has to find time to unveil a new iPad. The is expected to sporting a new and thinner battery.