Reports indicate that Apple will allow potential customers to preorder iPhone 5 starting September 30 with a launch slated for October 7. This is the first time that we have seen some solid dates being put forward by the sources. As per this report, you will be able to preorder iPhone 5 on AT&T or Verizon as soon as September 30 drops. More details, after the jump.
These dates regarding iPhone 5 preorder and launch were initially posted by 9to5mac, who seem to have heard from their independent sources that Apple is all geared up to start selling the iPhone 5 on 7th of October, which is a Friday. It seems as if Apple has been finding it difficult to decide upon a date for next generation iPhone release as many people have also cited October 14 as a possible release date however much to Apple's liking, the mass production of iPhone 5 is going smoothly without any hiccups meaning that Apple can now very well release the iPhone 5 on October 7. Since Apple already missed the anticipated WWDC 2011 deadline for iPhone 5 release, this time around the company will allow its customers to preorder the iPhone 5 a week before it actually starts selling the device.
However, do keep in mind that September 30 is just a purported date. Sources indicate that Apple has been debating upon which date to select for starting the iPhone 5 preorder process. Allegedly, the company is tied in choosing between September 29 and September 30, the reason why September 30 is likely is because its a Friday and after a full week passes by since Apple would have allowed us to preorder iPhone 5, it will officially begin selling it on October 7, which is also a Friday.
So if Apple starts iPhone 5 preorders on September 30, this definitely means that the event in which Apple will announce iPhone 5 will take place in September, as per our previous report, possibly in the second week of September. Apart from announcing the long awaited next generation iPhone, the company has also been rumored to be releasing a relatively cheaper contract free iPhone powered by iCloud. Obviously, untill no official word comes from Apple, we can not say for sure whether or not the iCloud iPhone will really see the light of the day.
As far as the iPhone 5 is concerned, we know that it will come bearing a dual-core A5 processor, greater RAM and onboard storage. It will be redesigned in to a thinner and tapered iPhone which will be considerably lighter than all previous iPhones. An 8 megapixel camera with full HD video recording is also a huge possibility.
If September 30 does turn out to be the right date, will you preorder iPhone 5 on AT&T or Verizon?