For those of you that have been stuck on a remote island for most of this year, let’s recap a little. If the iPhone 5 announcement date would have been as it has for the last few years, WWDC 2011 would have been the date for all to be revealed, this did not happen.
The good news is we expect the iPhone 5 to get a release date sometime next month, which leaves it pretty obvious that an Apple event will be in September. Apple love to leave things to last minute before letting anyone know any official details on new products, and the iPhone 5 is no different.
While we should take insider information with a pinch of salt, especially when no names are mentioned, Fast Company is reporting a potential iPhone 5 announcement date. Mixed in with a full and detailed recap of what we should expect with the next iPhone, they report that an inside source has told them the iPhone 5 launch event should be around September 26, or even as early as the 19th.
We’ve already heard news on some of the things that are expected to happen before a new phone release, which includes iPhone 4 shipping times slipping, production rumors, and the new iOS 5 being almost ready for release. Other not so obvious rumors include a possible iPod 3G due around the same time as the next generation iPhone.
The next iPhone 5 is expected to be a major improvement on the current model, as we have seen year on year, which should improve in many areas including processor speed, although our most wanted improvement is signal strength.
What do you want from the next iPhone, and will you be watching the news unfold as the Apple event takes place?