With last autumn’s announcement of the iPhone 4S, Apple moved away from their traditional early summer launch, which had been in place since the original iPhone was released in 2007. Since then, there has been much speculation that the iPhone 5 will be announced this summer, returning to that cycle. Japanese Apple site Macotakara – who have a good track record with Apple rumours – have other ideas.
Citing “a reliable Asian source”, Macotakara report that the next iPhone will be released in September or October of this year, and that “this cycle seems to continue for a while”. That would make sense – I’ve always had a feeling that a new release this summer wouldn’t give a big enough gap between models, and an autumn release ties in nicely with the lucrative Christmas market.
We’ll keep an eye out for any further news and rumours – one thing that is certain is there’ll be plenty more of that in the coming months.