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08-02-2011, 01:26 PM #1
RBC Estimates Put iPhone 5 Release Back in September
It's October. It's September. No, it's October. Now, it's September again.
The debate about when the iPhone 5 will finally be released has sparked numerous and routinely conflicting reports from industry insiders, each of whom professes to be on the inside track of Apple's release plans.
Following reports last week (and others as recent as yesterday) saying the next-gen handset is at least two months away, investment bankers and analysts with RBC Capital Markets have derived from "build data" coming out of Apple's Far East suppliers that the fifth generation iPhone will more than likely be released in September as initially - and widely - rumored earlier this year.
RBC analyst Mike Abramsky said today that he takes with a grain of salt any report indicating that October will usher in the iPhone 5's arrival. Instead, Abramsky thinks a September launch is more likely given three factors that he sees as evidence backing up his suspicion.
In addition to the aforementioned build data coming out of the far east, Abramsky is a firm believer in the vacation blackout dates supposedly scheduled for AT&T retail employees next month. What's more, Abramsky argues that Apple executives have hinted at a September roll out themselves, most recently on Apple's last quarterly earnings call.
Abramsky interprets Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer's claims that Apple will see a "major product transition to begin the end of September" as the ultimate give-away that the iPhone 5 will turn up next month, not in October.
Source: International Business Times
08-02-2011, 01:53 PM #2
Meh......if the Rumors of a taller but more narrow screen hold up to, then I no want. Phone will look goofy IMO with a lanky-looking profile.
08-02-2011, 01:54 PM #3
Make up your frikin mind
08-02-2011, 01:57 PM #4
08-02-2011, 01:59 PM #5
i will believe it when i see it.
08-02-2011, 02:00 PM #6
There are always rumours - My money is still on September 5th - which means it will almost certainly be October....
08-02-2011, 02:15 PM #7
Is that just a random picture of September? ROTFLMAO!!!
But seriously, I hope they play October against September then drop it in August!
08-02-2011, 02:55 PM #8
08-02-2011, 03:38 PM #9
Release is in September not sure what day, but definitely September.
08-02-2011, 03:50 PM #10
It'll come out next year! I hope notiPhone 4 Verizon
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08-02-2011, 04:40 PM #11
It will come out before Rosh Hashana. Abramsky knows that...
08-02-2011, 04:45 PM #12
I'm just gonna stick with an October release and minimal changes. No design change, same size screen, processor bump, probably the camera bump, and iOS5. That's it! Nothing to die for.
08-02-2011, 04:56 PM #13
bet u all wrong. watch this crap come out as late as the white ip4 did
08-02-2011, 05:10 PM #14
08-02-2011, 06:03 PM #15
Can some body just ask Steve Jobs when the new iPhone is coming out? Plz lol
08-02-2011, 10:57 PM #16
Its September. ATT employees have already received their vacation blackout notifications for that month.
08-03-2011, 06:46 AM #17
if the email about the vacation blackout is true i'd believe that as more of a definitive time frame than an 'inside source'
08-03-2011, 06:57 AM #18
I work for AT&T and we are not on a vacation block that week!
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08-07-2011, 11:19 AM #19
i will believe and become excited when i will see it and definitely buy it lolMy Twitter : @cosmi3_