Brian White, an analyst from Topeka Capital Markets, said in an interview with Washington Post and Bloomberg papers, that the release of the highly anticipated iPhone 5 may have a major change from the current rumors. White specifically pointed to a September release instead of a June or October launch.
White emphasized that the upcoming iPhone may be released during the Fall season specifically in the month of September. However, he did not give a specific reason as to why he thinks that Apple will most likely opt for a September launch. But he seemed firm that a June launch may not be possible since his basis for the June prediction came after he visited Apple's China and Taiwan plants where the 6th generation iPhone is already prepared for production.
Aside from the September launch that White reiterated, he also mentioned several features that he thinks will become a part of the iPhone 5. In particular, he pointed to a new display, design and a lot more. Overall, if all of the features White predicts the next Apple smartphone will have comes true, then the iPhone 5 will surely be one heck of a device!
Several analysts think that the simple reason for the September launch is that it would be challenging for Apple to unveil the newest iPhone in the month of June. But, there are also others who are still not convinced with the September launch because it will be a different turn of events for Apple which has always released the previous iPhones either in the month of June or October. Moreover, some also think that releasing the phone in September is not feasible because it will mean that Apple will lose out some of the holiday sales since the phone will already be three months old by the time the holiday season begins.
Despite the doubts of a September release, it may still be a huge possibility because it will give Apple plenty of time to create a new phone while letting them benefit from the back to school consumers that will most likely be iPhone buyers.
At this point, there is no telling as to the exact date of the iPhone 5's launch since Apple may launch its newest smart phone in any of the month for the remainder of this year.