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iPhone 5 set for October European launch?

The iPhone 5 rumour mill continues, now according to informaiton to a Swiss telecoms exec, it seems the handset will be launching on September 5th, with a European version landing a month later.

The information comes from a senior (and anonymous) official at Swisscom, one of the Swiss carriers, who said that Swisscom would be selling the handset on October 5th.

Of course as with every Apple rumour, the company has refused to comment. This does tie in with previous rumours from China earlier this year that the iPhone 5 is in trial production and would be launching in Q3. It would make sense that the carriers know the release date so they can start preparations for distribution.


Apple has released things in September before, in 2009 and 2010 it focused on it’s music products, namely iPods. Although the iPhone 4 launch simultaneously in the US and UK, the iPad was launch in the US first.

September 4th is interestingly when the IFA trade show is happening in Berlin. IFA is traditionally an A/V show, where all the major consumer electronics manufacturers display their latest television and audio line-ups, although we are expecting some tablet releases. Could Apple could be stealing the limelight from them? We’ll have to wait and see.

Are you going to be getting an iPhone 5? Check out our iPhone 5: Features we need and iPhone 5: Features we don’t need and let us know below.

Via: GSM Arena

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