iPhone 5 to launch on September 12th, say multiple sources

Hold on to your Apple rumour hats – another speculative nugget drops about the potential launch and release date of the iPhone 5

Well, blow us down with a graphically-rich Keynote presentation and call us Tim Cook if we didn’t wake up to yet more iPhone 5 rumours this morning. This time, we’re hearing a launch date of September 12th from three separate sources – iMore, AllThingsD and The Loop.

So that’s almost a month earlier than last year’s iPhone 4S launch, plus it falls on a Wednesday (Apple is renowned for only holding its launches on Tuesdays). So can we trust it?

On one hand, we’re tempted to think Apple might want to launch that week (it ties in with previous rumours), but fears looking triumphant on a day – September 11th – that remains rawly emotional for many, if not most, Americans.

On the other hand, we look to Oliver Goldsmith’s The Vicar of Wakefield: “For as tens of millions of circles can never make a square, so the united voice of myriads cannot lend the smallest foundation to falsehood.”

Eighteenth century novelists aside, we’ve tentatively pencilled September 12th in the Stuff diary for a rendez-vous with Tim Cook and Phil Schiller. And we're pretty sure we haven't heard our last launch date rumour...

[via Engadget]

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