August 17, 2011 at 10:42 AM EDT
iPhone 5 Rumors: October Release Date and Two Apple Phones
The Latest in iPhone 5 rumors: October release date, two Apple phones and dual core processor.
(IBTimes) -- 08/17/2011 --

To date, there are more rumors on when the iPhone will be coming out than the whereabouts of Bigfoot, 2Pac and Elvis combined.

It's time to add another one to the never ending list of speculation as Apple blog 9To5Mac is saying the phone will launch on October 7. The rumor was originally rumored by blog TiPB. The blogs cite sources that report Apple was weighing between October 7 and 14, but are presently shooting for the earlier date. Pre-orders, 9to5Mac, said would occur on September 30.

Recently, a Japanese tech news site by the name of Kodawarisan (here's the English version) put forth another rumor, saying Apple would unveil an iCloud iPhone at a September 7th event.  This could actually work with the 9to5Mac rumor since the Sept. 7 event could lead to an actual release of the phone one month later. Typically, Apple's devices come out a few months after they are launched at an event.

9to5Mac is corroborating another popular iPhone 5 rumor. The blog says Apple has plans to release two iPhones this fall. One phone will be an upgrade to the iPhone 4, it will be cheaper and possibly prepaid. The other will be the highly speculated about iPhone 5. The phone will reportedly include the A5 dual core processor, an eight megapixel camera and iOS 5. It will also have voice-based navigation and panorama photograph capabilities.

The latest rumors are unsure of whether or not the iPhone 5 will have a thinner frame or not. There are various sources that have contradicted each other on this regard.

There have been numerous conflicting reports as to when the iPhone 5 will be released. Numerous analysts and blogs have said the iPhone 5 will be released either in late September or early October. According to UK blog KitGuru, the iPhone 5 might not actually be released until March of 2012.

At the bottom of their blog, 9to5Mac notes the date is likely to change again. The rumors won't stop until Apple actually announces something.

Until then, Apple can get some amount of satisfaction in knowing that even unseen consumers want their products. A recent PriceGrabber survey said 35 percent of consumers wanted to purchase the iPhone5, sight unseen.

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