Apple to unveil iPhone 5 on October 4: report

Sep 21, 2011
Apple's iPhone 4 was unveiled in June 2010.Apple plans to unveil its next generation iPhone next month, according to technology blog AllThingsD.

Apple plans to unveil its next generation iPhone next month, technology blog AllThingsD said Wednesday.

AllThingsD cautioned that Apple could "change its plans anytime," but said the present plan calls for Apple's new chief executive to preside over the launch of the 5 on October 4.

Cook, 50, replaced Apple's ailing co-founder Steve Jobs as chief executive of the Cupertino, California-based gadget-maker last month.

Citing "sources close to the situation," the Dow Jones-owned AllThingsD said the iPhone 5 would go on sale within a few weeks after the announcement.

Jobs, 56, the Silicon Valley visionary behind the , the iPod, iPhone and , stepped down as Apple's CEO on August 24.

Jobs has presided over Apple's splashy product launches in the past and AllThingsD said "the pressure will be on Cook to turn in a good performance."

"What will be interesting to see, of course, is if Jobs himself will also make an appearance, which is something that is likely to be determined by his health, in a decision that will be made very close to the event," it said.

Jobs underwent an operation for pancreatic cancer in 2004 and a liver transplant in 2009.

Apple released the in June 2010 and sold 20.34 million of the devices last quarter.

Apple shares have been trading at record highs this week and the stock was up 1.37 percent at $419.13 on Wall Street on Wednesday.

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Nikola
2.6 / 5 (5) Sep 21, 2011
Don't worry, the iPhone 6 will be out a few weeks after that. They'll do a great marketing job to convince you that you HAVE to have that also. You don't need that money to buy food or pay your mortgage do you?
OverweightAmerican
1.7 / 5 (6) Sep 22, 2011
I agree with Nikola, apple brings out new versions of their products all the time each with only a slight improvement over its predecessor.

If you acutally look at the specs, the main improvement of the iPhone 5 is the camera; all other specs are only a marginal improvement of the 3Gs. They do rely on fanboys and marketing hype to sell their products.
nayTall
4 / 5 (4) Sep 22, 2011
you guys are parrots; the other side of the fanboy flame-war coin. no one over the age of 14 cares about such trivial garbage, and it doesn't belong on a site outside youtube. no one i know in my adult life constantly buys next year's update for any kind of status or frenzied hysterical impulse - they all use whatever phone - droid, apple, crackberry, etc, until it's no longer useful. all of you trying to argue over the fringe element of any group as if it's the majority is just such a bore. aren't YOU bored yet?
OverweightAmerican
Sep 24, 2011
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