Aug 22 2011
The iPhone 5 is the next big thing people are eagerly waiting for this year. It is undoubtedly the most awaited product of the year.
The iPhone 5 is rumored to get announced on 7th September according to numerous sources. According to Mac Rumors, Apple is planning to adopt the Pre-Order system this time to manage the excessive demand for iPhone 5.
They are rumored to start taking Pre Orders for the iPhone on September 30th with a launch date of October 7th.
If the pre-order date is accurate and Apple does intend to start allowing pre-orders on Friday, September 30th then it’s almost a certainty that they will hold some form of preview event in early September.
Apple has traditionally held an event in September, but the focus of this event was generally around the iPod, iTunes and music in general. With music-only devices starting to become less important to Apple, it’s certainly possible that Apple will use their September event to focus on the new iPhone. Apple has also pointed to a September release for the new version of its iOS mobile operating system, dubbed iOS 5, and with the updated iOS now in its fifth beta it’s likely to be released alongside the next iPhone.
The next big question remains is whether or not Apple will sell the iPhone 5 as a Factory Unlocked device or how to unlock iPhone 5. Reports strongly suggest Apple will release a global iPhone 5 with support for both GSM and CDMA. This makes sense for the to launch a carrier unlocked iPhone 5.
If for some reason theres no factory unlocked device at start, expect anywhere between 1 month to 5 months for hackers to bust open the iPhone 5′s carrier lock security.