Today’s current shateringly clear report comes from Japanese site Macotakara. Stating a “reliable source,” the report states that Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone will be launched in either September or October of this year.
Apple smashed its regular 12-month launch pattern with the iPhone 4S, and it looks like the trend will continue in 2012.
New iPhones were always released in the summer season until the Verizon iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S broke the routine. There was no need to launch the 4S during the summer months in 2011, when the iPhone 4 was still flying off the shelves. Whether strong sales of the iPhone 4 late the 4S release or not, the point is the same: Apple is no longer held to its once-predictable launch schedule.
BGR reported last December that Apple was ready to release a “completely redesigned” iPhone in the autumn of 2012. Other sources, such as iMore’s latest report that pegged the upcoming iPad 3 headline, have also recommended an iPhone announcement during the same period of time.
Launching the Next Generation iPhone in the autumn would put it on the market right in time for the vacations. No details on the mysterious device have been revealed, even though the industry consensus is that we will see a thinner, tapered design.