New reports indicate that the upcoming iPhone 5 may debut in stores in September. This report comes from DigiTimes, which claims that Chinese manufacturing company Pegatron Technology received order requests for new handsets. The report also claims that a 7-inch iPad is set to launch in stores in August and a 10-inch iPad will debut sometime during the fourth quarter of this year.
If this rumor turns out to be true, it may contradict the other reports that Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
Now here is one rumor I can sort of believe. We all know that we can expect Apple to release the latest generation of the iPhone sometime later on in the year. While most reports indicate a launch in October, this rumor ups that date one month ahead.
As for the rumors regarding the iPad? We’re not sure on that one, especially since the new iPad already launched earlier this year and we highly doubt that Apple would release a second tablet computer within a twelve-month time frame.
In just the past few months, we have heard of many different rumors regarding the future of iPhone 5. Two of the more notable rumors included a liquid-metal back case and a SIM card holder that looks very similar to the card holder for iPhone 4 and 4s. So far no rumors have been officially confirmed or denied by a trusted source.
The one thing that this large crop-up of iPhone 5 rumors tell us is that we must be getting closer to the day when Apple’s chief executive officer confirms the news that we’ve all been waiting for.
As we mentioned previously, Apple ‘s WWDC conference will take place in San Francisco this June. The goal of this conference is for Apple executives to meet with developers to talk about future of OS X and iOS innovations. Until then, we may have to wait a little while longer for a confirmation.