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iPhone 5 release on course for September as final testing begins

Earlier today we told you that Apple could start selling unlocked versions of the iPhone 4 later this week in its stores and online. Many consumers were left disappointed that there was no new iPhone revealed at last week’s WWDC event, even though it has been reported for a while the device wouldn’t be coming out until the fall. Now we have news that the iPhone 5 release is on course for September as final testing begins.

Mark Gurman of 9 To 5 Mac is reporting that the iPhone 5 is now being tested by Apple and mobile carrier executives after a tip from Chronic. The plan is for a September launch which has been the date talked about for a while now. It is also reported that Verizon and Apple have yet to do a deal about FaceTime via 3G.

There is talk that the over the air updates with iOS 5 have yet to be agreed between Apple and Verizon as well, which may delay the feature into next year. Regarding the camera on the next iphone, it has been thought the next device to have an 8-megapixel shooter.

But it is now thought Apple will keep the sensor currently found on the iPhone 4. This may be a disappointment for many consumers, but a higher number of pixels don’t always mean a better camera.

Will you be getting the iPhone 5 if it is released in September?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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