It has not been over 24hrs yet, when reports emerged online regarding the alleged pictures of the motherboard of Apple's next generation iPhone. And a new report has splashed the tech media world with the release date of the highly awaited smartphone of 2012.
A couple of weeks back, Gizbot carried a report suggesting that Apple would unwrap the iPhone 5 alongside iPad Mini and iPod nano in an event to be held on September 12, 2012.
The same website, which reported the speculated launch date has now come up with another report bearing information that Apple will start taking pre-orders of iPhone 5 from the second week of September.
According to the iMore report, Cupertino tech giant planned to start taking pre-orders of the iPhone 5, "at least in the US," from September 12, with the actual release still tipped for the following Friday, September 21.
Regarding the worldwide availability of the next iPhone, the report said that "the second wave of iPhone launches, the ones in international markets, will begin in the first week of October," most probably October 5. The information regarding the international roll out of the iPhone 5 came from sources that had provided iMore with accurate information in the past, according to the report.
Compared to the release planning and execution of iPhone 4S last year, reportedly Apple seemed to be more aggressive this year. Even as iPhone 4S was announced October 4 last year, pre-orders were made available after a week, that was October 7. The handset was released in US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK(October 14). Progressively, by the end of that month, the rollout extended to 22 more countries.
However, with iPhone 5, Apple seems to slam the market, as noted by a Slashgear report, "Apple will bring the device on so quick you won't have time to decide if you actually want it or not - you'll have to buy it!"
Besides the report, iPhone 5 is rumored to arrive with features including a smaller dock connector, replacing the current 30-pin port. According to latest reports, the new connector would be a 9-pin dock connector as a possible reference to this has been discovered in the iOS 6 beta 4.
Further, analysts in the tech industry are also assuming that the Apple's next flagship model would run on iOS 6, along with a larger 640 x 1136 display, possibilities of being accompanied by Retina Display, 4G LTE technology, Near Field Communication (NFC), 1GB RAM, iOS 6, improved Siri, liquidmetal casing, an 8 megapixel (or even higher) rear camera, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting and a much-improved battery life.