All roads lead to Apple announcing the iPhone 5 on October 4 when the company’s new CEO Tim Cook takes the stage at a big media event. While this has not been officially confirmed, John Paczkowski of All Things D reported on this speculation recently based on sources close to the matter.
The sources have also said that the much hyped and anticipated mobile handset will be available within two weeks following the event. And in my opinion, this seems like a great way to introduce Mr. Cook into the minds and hearts of MacNation citizens everywhere.
Of course, there are several other indications such as Apple denying vacation requests for its employees during the second week of October according to AppleInsider. The specific dates are Oct. 9-12 and Oct. 14-15, which is exactly inline with All Things D’s thoughts about the media event and the subsequent availability of the iPhone 5 two weeks after Oct. 4.
Then there’s Beatweek Magazine’s report of Verizon’s price slash of the iPhone 4 to select customers for just $120 in what looks like an attempt to bring down inventory in preparation of the ramp up of the iPhone 5 availability.
Of course, there’s the impending rumor of Samsung who might sue Apple as soon as the iPhone 5 is released, which could cause complications for Apple and its plans. And now, according to Engadget, Verizon has stepped in to backup Samsung and has asked to deny Apple’s request for a nation-wide injunction against its products for fear of slowing the growth of its LTE network.
But what does this all mean? Well, with every major release there has historically been a groundswell of rumors flying around right before the launch of a major product. And major influential news sources such as All Things D and Engadget and the entire gamut really, the rumors of the iPhone 5 are probably not rumors anymore. At this juncture, I’m sure we can all agree that we just want it here sooner rather than later.