Where is the announcement?
September is already more than half over and still no announcement about when the next Apple event will be. If the rumors are true and the iPhone 5 is to be released within the first couple of weeks of October, I'm stunned that invitations haven't been sent out by now. Heck, I haven't even heard a rumor about a possible date for the Keynote.
I really can't believe Apple would miss a holiday season without a new iPhone regardless of how well the iPhone 4 is selling. So I has to be coming soon but without even a definitive date for the event, the wait is just that much longer.
Any guesses on when the event will be for the keynote?
- 09-18-2011, 12:07 AM #2
- 09-18-2011, 03:33 AM #3iPhone Intermediate
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On Feb. 23rd, Apple sent out invitations to a press event being held March 2nd (iPad 2). That's one week between invitation and event.
Last year, Steve announced iPhone 4 and iOS 4 at WWDC on June 7th. He said iOS 4 GM would be available to developers immediately. iOS 4 was released on June 21st. iPhone 4 arrived June 24th. That's 17 days between announcement and iPhone.
IF they target an Oct. 5th event (iPhone 5), the invitations would arrive Sep. 28th. Saturday, Oct. 22nd would be 17 days after the event. Maybe they shave off a day or two and get the phones out on Thursday or Friday? Or maybe they get the phones out 7-10 days after the event? Place your bets.
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- 09-18-2011, 06:56 AM #8iMore Pro
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The iPhone 5 won't ship without iOS 5.
There has to be another beta - 7 is still buggy - before a Goldem Master. There will be two weeks between the GM and a ship date.
The only question is how long between the announcement and the ship date.... You can count backwards and when the GM is available, you should know when the announcement will be made.
There is no harm if Apple announces in November..... There is nothing magical about October.
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Furthermore, we're talking about the announcement in this thread, not really the actual release of iOS 5 or iPhone 5.
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It wouldn't be so bad waiting for the phone if I knew it was worth waiting for. I'm looking forward to the announcement because I've been due for an upgrade since July and I hesitate to pull the trigger on another phone before I know the specs and design of the iPhone 5. If its not that much different or better than my iPhone 4, I may just get something else this year and get the iPhone 6 next year. At least once its announced I can make my decision. Apple has done a great job this year of keeping us in the dark (unlike last year, lol) because one day I'll read "no new design for the iPhone 5" and the next day "radical new design for the iPhone 5" and then the next day...well, you know. I just hope if it is a new design it isn't the "teardrop" shape that some people have suggested because I don't know if I can handle an asymmetrical iPhone, even if it is just asymmetrical from the side view.
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