In the ongoing rumors regarding Apple’s iPhone 5 release being September or October, we are now hearing for the first time about AT&T officials leaking word of the iPhone 5 release being in October.
According to a report from BGR, a high-ranked AT&T official seems to have spilled the bills on an October iPhone 5 launch by running top secret information down the flag pole to his or her retail managers. Specifically, “high level” AT&T sources” reveal that September marks the iPhone 5 unveiling but the product will be rolled out in stores a few weeks later.
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We heard that Apple had plans to begin selling the next-generation iPhone on Friday, October 7th; the date which was first reported by TiPB. According to our sources, Apple has deciding whether to launch the new iPhone on October 7th or October 14th but with the product’s latest stages of pre-mass-production moving along nicely, Apple is trying to shoot towards a launch on the 7th. On top of all that, Apple plans to offer pre-orders for the new iPhone.
Apple is currently planning to begin pre-orders for their next-generation smartphone in the final days of September. The company has still More >
So by now, everyone is expecting that the iPhone will be released in September and rumors are flying out left and right. That being said, given all the news and rumors that are being released, we can already guess that the next generation iPhone isn’t too far from our reach.
A Chinese-based publication, better known as China Times is indicating that Apple’s internal plans for the iPhone 5 launch place the device on a path for release somewhere between September 6th and September 15th, roughly considered as the second week of the month. As you probably already knew, the speculation about a More >
Citadel Securities analyst Shing Yin estimates that the next-gen iPhone will call Sprint home before the end of 2011. From a business standpoint, it just makes sense to do. With AT&T and Verizon sharing the carrier stage in the U.S, Apple is likely interested in expanding to the nation’s third-largest wireless provider. Sprint, much like Verizon runs on a CDMA-network, which can easily be added to Apple’s domestic carrier list – a move that would benefit all parties (except for AT&T and Verizon). “We believe Sprint could capture more than its fair share of iPhone sales,” Yin writes, More >
As Facebook continues its process to spread around the world, HTC has introduced a new phone with a heavy focus on Facebook integration. The phone, known as the Status, as it’s now called (formerly the HTC ChaCha), is a new AT*T phone with many Facebook oriented features, including a dedicated features, such as a dedicated Facebook button, which makes sharing content on Facebook much easier.
In addition to the Facebook button, there are also quite a few exclusive features across the board. The lock screen, for example, has been turned into a launch pad, allowing users to place shortcuts to More >
Some of the leaked AT&T documents from the last of LulzSec’s hacking endeavors ended up revealing information about a potential “4G” LTE-ready iPad 3 and iPhone 5. Despite closing down all hacking activity just yesterday, the group of six anonymous hackers who go by the name of LulzSec are still around in the news. The last torrent they uploaded was full of confidential (and poorly secured) data from the likes of AOL, different gaming forums, EA Games’ Battlefield Heroes’ user database, and of course, AT&T.
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There are new references that were found of an unreleased version of Apple’s iPod Touch, which have turned up in code strings found inside the company’s first beta of iOS 5. The discovery may raise more questions than answers though. A developer over at the ifans.com forums turned up a singular reference to an “iPod 4,2″ while browsing the resources of Apple’s first iOS 5 beta distribution for the existing iPod Touch, references as “iPod 4,1.” The discovery, which was later verified by the folks over at AppleInsider , may be significant in that it suggests Apple’s plan to release an More >
According to a report on BGR Apple will be announcing a much improved and updated iPhone 5 as early as August.
We have been told by a reliable source to expect a radical new case design for the upcoming iPhone, though we have not been given any additional details surrounding the design of the new iPhone case.
Lots of recent rumors have pointed to Apple releasing a small upgrade form the current iPhone 4; even going so far as to call it the iPhone 4S. Both This is My Next‘s iPhone 5 rumors, and now BGR‘s dispute that. Unless Apple is planning two release (iPhone nano?, More >
For those of you who are familiar with the popular iPhone hacker, @comex and his work, there has been some news of JailbreakMe 3.0 and a possibility of it being released being as early as “before next Wednesday.” Comex was behind the JailbreakMe 2.0 userland jailbreak and is currently working on a similar jailbreak for the updated iOS firmware (iOS firmware 4.2.1-4.33). The new release should be somethign similar in terms of ease of use and functionality for the general public and the other big news being, a jailbreak will finally be here for the iPad 2, which up until now has been left More >
With WWDC 2011 behind us, enthusiasts are starting to look at what’s to come for the next-generation iPhone, which is rumored to be announced in the next few months. A spokesman at Etisalat, a United Arab Emirates-based carrier that currently carries the iPhone 4, mentioned a 4G-based “iPhone 5.”
Chief Corporate Communication Officer at the carrier, Ali Al Ahmad, went as far as saying that there would be an iPhone 5 with LTE capabilities by the end of this year as Etisalat rolls out G in more areas:
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