iPhone 5 launch rumored to be in September 2011?

iPhone 4 side shot

This iPhone 5 rumor is getting more substance.

I have read in the Internet that an analyst report from Avian Securities claims that iPhone 5 will not start production until September 2011 which coincides with Apple’s fall music event. This makes sense.

“Supporting out comments over the last month, conversations with yet another key component supplier indicates that production for iPhone 5 will begin in September. This is consistent with Avian findings in the supply chain in recent months and we believe the consensus view is moving towards this scenario.”

John Paczkowski from All Things Digital speculates that iPhone 5 will be launched in Apple’s traditional September media event.

As I’ve reported here before, Apple doesn’t plan to unveil a new iPhone at its Worldwide Developers Conference, which this year will be largely software-focused. And increasingly, I’m hearing speculation about the company possibly commandeering its annual September media event to launch the device instead. Which seems plausible.

Another reason that makes this speculation more than just a simple speculation is iPod is losing its luster. With iPhone & iPad, iPod has seemingly becomes the sidekick already. Moreover, there’s not much breakthrough improvements in the recent years in the almost perfect iPods.

So, iPhone 5 launch in Apple’s September music event might pump some excitement in the event and make many of us queuing up in front of Apple Stores just to get the iPhone 5 in time for Christmas! This will also give way to Apple to fully focus on its softwares and developers in their upcoming WWDC 2011.

Well, let’s predict when will iPhone 5 comes to Malaysia. Let’s look at the history of iPhone launch in US and Malaysia.

iPhone 3G launch date in US

July 2008

iPhone 3G launch date in Malaysia

March 2009

iPhone 4 launch date in US

June 2010

iPhone 4 launch date in Malaysia September 2010

We are 8 months later than US for the launch of iPhone 3G. And things got better for iPhone 4. We are only 3 months late in getting the iPhone 4.

Based on this, if iPhone 5 is really launched in September in US, Malaysia might be gettingĀ  their iPhone 5 in December 2011/January 2012. I might be wrong. So, drop a comment to voice your thoughts on this.

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