It seems to be becoming more and more of a coin-toss situation each and every day regarding whether or not Apple will opt for an iPhone 5 release date in the summer or fall of this year, with rather weighty evidence backing both possibilities.
According to the latest string of rumors surfacing from the world’s mobile technology industry, it has in fact been the plan for a number of months now to coincide the iPhone 5 release date with the first anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs – making the all-important date October 5th. The fact that the iPhone 5 was said by many to be one of the most dedicated passions of Jobs and a project he had personally been involved in for years would make this suggestion a distinct possibility to say the least.
On the other hand, suggestions of a possible summer launch appear to have just as much weight behind them, as countless key sources and supposed Foxconn workers have claimed that the iPhone 5 is pretty much ready to go and will return Apple to its usual iPhone launch schedule at the WWDC in June.
What makes the matter all the more difficult to judge is that of exactly how Apple will respond to the ongoing success of the iPhone 4S, which has once again rocketed to the top of the sales charts with momentum that shows no signs of letting up yet.
As such, is really is nothing more than a 50/50 call right now as to when we can expect our first glimpse at the iPhone 5, but given the way in which the new Superphone is expected to pack almost identical specs to the iPad 3, we at least won’t be waiting much longer to find out what’s coming under the hood.