Rumor: iPhone 5 orders placed by Apple, on schedule for October launch

Contrary to the most recent rumors surrounding the 6th generation iPhone, a statement from an employee at Foxconn suggests that Apple will stick to the October/Fall release cycle for the iPhone. Last we heard, a worker for the same company was under the impression that Apple would be switching back to a summer release for the most popular smartphone on the planet. The head of HR at Foxconn spoke to Maeil Business Newspaper reporting that his company has just received the order for the next generation iPhone.

“We just got the order,” the Foxconn human resources head reportedly told the newspaper. “[The release] will be around October.”

This rumor definitely sits better with me. A March launch followed by a 7 month gap until the iPhone seems like a good length of time, not to mention, there would be fewer disgruntled iPhone 4S owners who could have just waited 9 months if the “5” was brought out in summer. It also means that Cupertino chiefs can keep WWDC in June as a purely software focussed event.

Via: Apple Insider


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