1. j7469's Avatar
    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?
    09-17-2011 11:00 PM
  2. Jellotime91's Avatar
    There's absolutely no chance Apple will miss the holiday season for their new iPhone and iPod lineup...

    Last year didn't they release the iPhone 4 in the US just 2 weeks after the announcement? Or 10 days or something?
    09-17-2011 11:07 PM
  3. DrewBear's Avatar
    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.
    09-18-2011 02:33 AM
  4. Gary86's Avatar
    I'm just waiting on iOS5 but will most likely wait until the jailbreak is released.
    09-18-2011 04:29 AM
  5. Gary86's Avatar
    I'm just waiting on iOS5 but will most likely wait until the jailbreak is released.
    09-18-2011 04:35 AM
  6. Eileen89's Avatar
    I think it will happen within the next 2 weeks.
    09-18-2011 05:50 AM
  7. Gary86's Avatar
    I think it will happen within the next 2 weeks.
    you think the release of iOS5 will be in 2 weeks or the announcement of the Keynote?
    09-18-2011 05:54 AM
  8. Timhewitt's Avatar
    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.

    -t
    09-18-2011 05:56 AM
  9. Eileen89's Avatar
    you think the release of iOS5 will be in 2 weeks or the announcement of the Keynote?
    I would think it would come out around the same time as the new iPhone, but I am just as much in the dark about release dates as anyone else.
    09-18-2011 05:59 AM
  10. Jellotime91's Avatar
    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.

    -t
    Well, why would the last Beta have to be perfect if that's what the GM is for? lol... So personally I think the GM could very well come next, with no Beta 8. Apple doesn't have a set number of Betas.

    Furthermore, we're talking about the announcement in this thread, not really the actual release of iOS 5 or iPhone 5.
    09-18-2011 06:08 AM
  11. ghostface147's Avatar
    Even the gold master will have bugs.
    09-18-2011 08:45 AM
  12. tlo07's Avatar
    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.
    09-18-2011 09:17 AM
  13. ChaosShadow's Avatar
    Macworld Asia Expo begins this week on the 22nd. Maybe that's when the announcement will be made? I can't think of a more opportune time to do so... considering the iP5 is rumored to launch sometime next month.
    09-18-2011 09:32 AM
  14. dwfw's Avatar
    I'm kind of anxious, myself. Rumored launch dates are in mid-October - still a month away, so there's time. Just hurry up and tell us something, Apple.
    09-18-2011 11:52 AM
  15. Jellotime91's Avatar
    @tlo7

    It's not really assymetrical. Do you look at someone's face and saw its assymetrical because their chin is not as wide as their forehead?
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    09-18-2011 12:22 PM
  16. tlo07's Avatar
    @tlo7

    It's not really assymetrical. Do you look at someone's face and saw its assymetrical because their chin is not as wide as their forehead?
    Yes.

    LOL
    09-18-2011 02:17 PM
  17. redbeard's Avatar
    The rumors say the phone will come out on the 7th which is a Friday, a week before that is the 30th, so I'd expect invites to go out the end of this week, maybe Friday the 23rd.
    09-18-2011 04:15 PM
  18. Premium1's Avatar
    The rumors say the phone will come out on the 7th which is a Friday, a week before that is the 30th, so I'd expect invites to go out the end of this week, maybe Friday the 23rd.
    There has been rumors saying about every date in oct that it could come out so just because one rumor said the 7th means nothing.
    09-18-2011 04:45 PM
  19. redbeard's Avatar
    There has been rumors saying about every date in oct that it could come out so just because one rumor said the 7th means nothing.
    Yea but there's this: iPhone 5 Release Date Slipped Out By Orange CEO Stphane Richard | Redmond Pie
    09-18-2011 05:27 PM
  20. Premium1's Avatar
    09-18-2011 06:02 PM
  21. redbeard's Avatar
    And the 7th falls right in the middle of that
    09-18-2011 06:13 PM
  22. Premium1's Avatar
    And the 7th falls right in the middle of that
    Yeah but if it was coming out the 7th why would they black out almost a week after that? Usually the first few days are the most and not an entire week. I am just saying that there are a million rumors so just because one ceo says it will be one day until Apple says when it will be these are all just to be taken with a huge grain of salt.
    09-18-2011 06:18 PM
  23. redbeard's Avatar
    Yeah but if it was coming out the 7th why would they black out almost a week after that? Usually the first few days are the most and not an entire week. I am just saying that there are a million rumors so just because one ceo says it will be one day until Apple says when it will be these are all just to be taken with a huge grain of salt.
    Cause they'll be busy selling every liquidmetal 27" iPhone 5 they can get their hands on???
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    09-18-2011 06:23 PM
  24. sammyh85's Avatar
    To be fair I'm most bothered when we're going to see iOS 5. I'm happy with my iPhone 4 & can't get the new one till December/January anyway so I'm not to fussed. Just want the new notification system etc & I'll be happy! And preferably before I go on holiday
    09-18-2011 06:36 PM
  25. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Yeah but if it was coming out the 7th why would they black out almost a week after that? Usually the first few days are the most and not an entire week. I am just saying that there are a million rumors so just because one ceo says it will be one day until Apple says when it will be these are all just to be taken with a huge grain of salt.
    They usually black out the days leading up to and including the device launch, not after the launch. So I think you're right here.
    09-18-2011 08:12 PM
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