iPhone 5 Coming Oct. 4: Sources

This will be new CEO Tim Cook's first big unveiling
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2011 9:42 AM CDT
In this June 7, 2010 file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds the new iPhone 4 during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

(Newser) – Cancel your plans for Oct. 4: That’s the day Apple will roll out the iPhone 5, sources tell AllThingsD. That website had previously reported an October unveiling, and Mashable’s prediction of Oct. 7 wasn’t too far off, either. Gizmodo notes that the date is a bit later than had been expected, and adds that iOS 5, iCloud, and new iPods will also likely be launched. According to AllThingsD’s sources, the iPhone 5 would then be available to buy within a few weeks. This will be a particularly important event for Apple, as new CEO Tim Cook’s first big product rollout. (Read more iPhone stories.)

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