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Apple iPhone 5 release date could be in October

Hopes of a spring unveiling for Apple's next iPhone could be dashed, as rumours of an autumn release date make the rounds

Apple’s iPhone 5 could follow in the footsteps of the iPhone 4S with an October 2012 release date, according to Japanese website Macotakara.

The information comes from the site’s ‘reliable source’ which naturally means that we’re taking the report with a healthy does of skepticism and more than a pinch of sodium chloride.

If true, it would suggest Apple has opted to ditch its previous June iPhone release schedule for good, much to the relief of iPhone 4S owners who have only just settled in with their shiny new phones.

According to previous rumours, the Apple iPhone 5 is tipped to arrive sporting a quad-core A6 processor with a 4in retina display as well as iWallet NFC capability.

Check out our iPhone 5 rumour round-up for all of the gossip surrounding Apple’s much-anticipated iPhone 5 to tide you over until its official launch, whenever it may be.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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