updated 07:25 am EDT, Mon August 1, 2011
iPhone 5 may only arrive in October
A dissenting claim early Monday argued that the iPhone 5 would ship in October. Despite AT&T blocking off part of September, the new Apple handset wouldn't arrive until towards the end of October, a month later. The AllThingsD insider wouldn't say why it had been moved so far into the year.
Apple has routinely described iOS 5 as coming in fall and has led many to speculate that a matching iPhone won't arrive until then, when it can ship the phone and the new software.
In spite of the site's historical accuracy, signs still exist that Apple might still be aiming for September. During its fiscal results call, the company hinted at a big product transition during its current quarter, which ends in September. The new MacBook Air and upcoming Mac Pro aren't expected to represent those transitions.
Signs have mounted of a significant redesign for the iPhone 5 that may bring a larger screen. Many also anticipate a dual-core A5 processor, an eight-megapixel rear camera, and a dual-mode radio that would let Apple sell the same model to both CDMA and GSM carriers.