Nothing about Apple’s history can be a safe bet this year, especially when it comes to product schedules and product demos, and this also goes for the new iPhone 5 that the latest Apple rumors point to a October release. When we saw Apple launch their first tablet device it was done in San Francisco and this is where some of the more seasoned bloggers would expect the next iPhone to get its worldwide unveil, although this seems to be part of Apple history now and not the way of doing business going forward.
Mr. Paczkowski in this article makes a few claims that his “sources close” to Apple say the next keynote will be held not only on October 4, as many blogs are also reporting, but also far away from the tradition, and instead will be held at the Town Hall Auditorium.
The reasons for this move of location for the iPhone 5 product launch are anyone’s guess, some say that it was an easy target, while others think that it could have been simply booked and thanks to the WWDC MIA, and secrets as to why the 5th generation device is so late, release dates could have been “up in the air”.
We could also see that the Town Hall was always planned for this and future Apple keynotes, and as Mac Stories points out, the new OS X Lion was previewed there. We’ll update you when the official invites go out to the press, which is sure to be soon but for now, share your frustration.