iPhone 5 to be unveiled on 4 October

21 Sep 201168 Views

The world will be granted its first glimpse of Apple’s next-generation iPhone on Tuesday, 4 October. It will go on sale in the following weeks, according to the latest rumours.

That’s according to a new report in All Things Digital, which claims Apple will hold a major media shindig on 4 October and the device will roll out a few weeks after the announcement.

The new smartphone will be unveiled at the event by Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook.

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The latest launch date is in keeping with reports that the Gold Master of Apple’s iOS 5 operating system will ship to manufacturers on 23 September, suggesting a mid-October launch.

Last week, new Case-Mate covers for the next iPhone that made a brief appearance online hinted at a radical new design that seems to be in keeping with prototype images that suggest a tapered shape and wider screen.

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John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of Siliconrepublic.com for 17 years.