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Orange France CEO leaks iPhone 5 release date

A month today you could have your hands on a new iPhone 5 according to the CEO of Orange France.

Speaking on a recent television interview in France, Stephane Richard accidentally revealed the phone will be launching in France on Orange on October 15th.

According to Geeky Gadgets, Richard has been loose-tongued about Apple’s releases before, accidentally revealing information about the first iPad, although he got some information wrong then.

This is just the latest in a long line of guesses as to when Apple’s next phone will land and it could be a cunning ploy to get publicity for Orange France, however the October 15th launch date sounds about right and follows rumours this week from an O2 sales person (rather less convincing), that the handset will be available on the 21st October.

In the past France and the UK both put the iPhone 4 on sale on the same day.

Of course we still know very little about the actual phone. Vodafone UK revealed the mobile phone will come in 16Gb and 32GB capacities and be available in black and white.

We’re expecting the phone to include a dual-core processor to bring it in line with rivals such the Samsung Galaxy S2 and HTC Sensation. Of course, we know the new phone will included many of the features of iOS 5, including a pull-down Notification Centre, Tabbed Broosing, Newsstand and PC-free upgrades.

There’s no news from Apple yet of any news on when it will launch, but we’ll keep you updated.


Via: T3


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