Earlier this week, iPhone5Latest.com speculated on when the iPhone 5 might get released. Although we speculated that the iPhone 5 will be in stores in June 2012, it’s still not something that is confirmed and likely won’t be until right before the actual release date. In the interest of giving you the most up to date iPhone 5 rumors, we’re here to report today on the possibility of the iPhone 5 getting an October 2012 release date….or at least that’s what an analyst thinks.
According to renowned Business newspaper Bloomberg, Piper Jaffray Cos analyst Gene Munster–who is certainly not new to the iPhone rumor and analysis game–believes that the new iPhone 5 will be released in October. What’s interesting is that Munster previously expected that the iPhone 5 would be released in August 2012–but instead the iPhone 5 will hit stores two months later, due to delays.
So what are the delays? Well, according to Munster, the delays are related to the inner components that Qualcomm Inc. will be providing for the iPhone 5. Munster says that the company is having issues with meeting the massive demand for components for the iPhone 5–likely the expected 4G LTE and faster processing chip components. That’s understandable as the iPhone 5 will likely be available on more cell phone networks than the previous iPhone 4S, which of course means that more units will need to be produced. There’s no word yet on just how many iPhone 5s Apple plans to pump out.
So when will the iPhone 5 come out? Despite Munster’s predictions, we still feel that the iPhone 5 is most likely to come out in June 2012. A June 2012 iPhone 5 release date is perfect as it coincides with Apple’s big World Wide Developers Conference. It’s also ideal as this is when the public generally expects to see a new iPhone, so demand for the iPhone 5 should be high. Not only that, but June is right smack dab in the middle of graduation/college/wedding season, so Apple can bank on a lot of iPhone 5 sales from those events.
All we can do at this point is speculate about when the new Apple device will finally be out….and iPhone5Latest.com still thinks a June 2012 iPhone 5 release date is most likely. However, as always, we’ll report the latest information about the iPhone 5 release date as it becomes available.