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Rumors Pointing to September iPhone 5 Ship Date 93

tekgoblin was one of many submitters to send in rumors about the next iPhone's ship date. "Reuters in a tweet have just confirmed that the iPhone 5 will start production in July and ship in September according to their sources. Originally rumors had stated that the iPhone 5 had already started production back in March."
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Rumors Pointing to September iPhone 5 Ship Date

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  • Does this one work? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by tripleevenfall ( 1990004 ) on Wednesday April 20, 2011 @08:59AM (#35879300)

    Or come with a free case included in the box?

    • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 20, 2011 @09:02AM (#35879342)

      that does not matter.

      what matters is that you will not have the most recent version of the iphone anymore.
      you have to buy the new one.

      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        by Hultis ( 1969080 )
        iPhone slogans:

        Original: a "revolutionary mobile phone" (actually just what Jobs said, not a slogan)
        3G: Twice the speed, half the price.
        3GS: The most powerful iPhone yet.
        4: This changes everything. Again.

        Based on this we extrapolate a few plausible slogans:
        5: This changes everything. Again. Again.
        5: Twice the cores, twice the price.
        5: We don't even need a slogan, you will buy it anyway.
        5: Obsolete in three weeks!
        5: Three hundred ways to hold it, and they all drop calls!
      • by eln ( 21727 )
        I love this attitude, because it means when the iPhone 5 gets released I'll be able to get an iPhone 4 on the cheap. My iPhone 3G has definitely been showing its age lately, but I've been holding out until the iPhone 5 is released so the iPhone 4 price will drop.
        • I love your attitude, I'm going to wait until the iPhone 6 comes out, then iPhone 4's will be cheaper again and I'll be able to go "nah nah" to you!

    • I wonder if it comes in white?

      • Pff... it never comes in white at first. That's why I'm always having to run out and replace mine a year later, to the get white one.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Rumors for nerds - stuff that may or may not be true.

  • Rumors (Score:4, Funny)

    by Spad ( 470073 ) <slashdot.spad@co@uk> on Wednesday April 20, 2011 @09:01AM (#35879332) Homepage

    Originally rumors had stated that the iPhone 5 had already started production back in March

    But these new rumors are definitely accurate!

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Look at all these rumors surrounding me every day
      I just need some time, some time to get away from
      From all these rumors, I can't take it no more
      My best friend said there's one out now about Steve Jobs and the next iPhone

    • Sure they are. These rumours are the ones started by Apple ;)
  • I wonder if you'll be able to ./configure, make, make install programs written on this small computer? That would make it something worth shouting about...

    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      I wonder if you'll be able to ./configure, make, make install programs written on this small computer?

      It's a phone, dear. If I wanted to ./configure, make, make install programs, I'd build a small computer and run Linux on it.

      ...oh, wait, I already did that, over fifteen years ago. Then I got over myself and moved on.

      EVERYTHING is or contains a computer today. When a company manufactures a phone and advertises it gives a user the ability to do Linux-y things, it's just their way of trying to get the "ge

      • "and play Angry Birds" - an unforeseen use for a the locked down device they want me to shup up and put up with, which could never have become popular if not for third parties like GameLoft getting their heads around programming Symbian (yuk! but worth it!) and selling the results "back in the day".

        Let me introduce another few unforeseen uses for phones - VoIP, laptop tethering, camera phones, and so on.

        The age of innovation is over when you can't innovate at home, with nothing but the computer itself. That

        • Re:iPhone (Score:4, Funny)

          by jmac_the_man ( 1612215 ) on Wednesday April 20, 2011 @11:58AM (#35881672)

          I wish Richard Stallman could turn up and defend my corner on this one...

          You probably have a rounded corner. If he showed up, you could be both be sued for violating Apple's design patents. Try using a perfect, 90 degree corner.

          Then say "Linux" three times and he'll show up to correct you that it should be "GNU/Linux." That's how you summon him, right?

        • The age of innovation is over when you can't innovate at home, with nothing but the computer itself.

          Here's what slashdot geeks don't seem to get: The existence of iPhones doesn't stop you buying the kind of mobile general purpose computer you want. So why the hysterics that there are different people with different preferences out there? Is it some kind of RMS led religion?

          • Here's what slashdot geeks don't seem to get: The existence of iPhones doesn't stop you buying the kind of mobile general purpose computer you want.

            I wouldn't have thought slashdot geeks were iphone owners, or people that had no mobile computing device. I would've characterised them as being Android or Maemo users.

      • Too bad the folks at Droid didn't realize until too late that they could have captured the same "geek" buzz -- and more of it -- more inexpensively by just shipping a bunch of phones with "limited edition" Bobba Fett cases.

        I was 100% with you until you misspelled Boba Fett. Unforgivable.


      • Why's this shit modded as insightful? Have Apple secretly purchased slashdot and installed their stormtroopers to vet all posts or something?
    • But why would I want to? It's a phone and a computing device with a specific (marginally expandable) use. I can't ./configure, make, make install programs on my rice cooker, but it makes fantastic rice and pretty darned good porridge. That doesn't make it less useful.

      If you want a little computer, go get a an OQO, or a computer-like device that lets you customize based on android. If you feel left out because you can't have a cool looking iPhone, well I can't help you there. Don't worry, though, I don't f

    • I wonder if you'll be able to ./configure, make, make install programs written on this small computer? That would make it something worth shouting about...

      The question you should be asking yourself is, "Why would I buy a product that lacks a feature that I want?"

      If you want a cool looking phone, that can play angry birds, and that you can install your own stuff on, get an Android-based phone, not an iPhone.

      Cell phones have been small computers for a very long time now, and have all had varying degrees of lockdown.

      Heck, I had one of the first phones with a color screen and Verizon forced you to hack into it just to load your own pictures into it.


      • You want to get worked up about lockdown when there are other non-locked-down choices available? That's just pointless.

        And in the same way, why should anyone care about Microsoft's proprietary software and dubious business practises when they can just build their own computers and use Linux?

        Oh, wait, that's a pro-MS rather than pro-Apple argument and so it's just a troll/flamebait.

  • Keep an eye out in pubs!
  • by MikeRT ( 947531 ) on Wednesday April 20, 2011 @09:10AM (#35879432)

    Instead of complaining [slashdot.org] about the iPad costing a few thousand publishing jobs, why not ask why there are no companies in the US which can do the fabrication (cost-effectively!) on US soil to take over from the Tsunami-damaged areas of Japan...

    • by AmiMoJo ( 196126 )

      You can't just churn out iPhone from any old factory, they have to be tooled up which is a major part of the manufacturing costs. Machines have to be reconfigured, software implemented, staff instructed, quality test procedures put in place and tried out on a sample run etc. Even if a Japanese factory making LCDs is shut down for three months it wouldn't make sense to move it to the US, and chances are the contract is for x number of screens and they can't just say "we are moving to the US permanently now".

  • Yipee! I will have money for beer and barbecues this summer!
  • by Lord_of_the_nerf ( 895604 ) on Wednesday April 20, 2011 @09:27AM (#35879590)
    When the hipsters start buying sleeping bags and everyone in the art department at work applies for leave, it's nearing shipping date.
  • Or, "A Tale of Hi-Tech Hypocrisy"... I love how /.'s editors love to post stories railing against the end of a free Internet and the abuses of tech by authoritarians in western society, yet continually post these infotisements for two of the biggest players in the movement to abuse and restrict technology (AT&T and Apple). What's next? Are we soon supposed to start loving Disney?
  • Aren't Apple rumor posts basically slashdot mods trolling anymore?

  • My first AT&T subsidized iPhone was the 4 I got last summer at launch. Since they'll give me a sub'd phone every 18 or so months (I'm eligible in December), this just means less time for me to be _not_ on the cutting edge of the release cycle.

  • The once proud Slashdot who championed stories on beowulf clusters and kernel optimizations among others has become another Apple rumor site. What's next? Cute kittens on keyboards? What software Jennifer Lopez uses?
    • by kikito ( 971480 )

      "What software Jennifer Lopez uses?"

      The i-me, with the i-myself add-on.

    • When I started buying computer magazines, they mainly had articles about BASIC programming and 6502 and Z80 assembler. The world moves on.

  • Haha I'm glad my life isn't going to end when I realise my iPhone 4 is no longer cool!!!!
  • by blind biker ( 1066130 ) on Wednesday April 20, 2011 @11:46AM (#35881492) Journal

    Do not do this. [theoatmeal.com]

    'cause that wouldn't be right.

  • I work in a very technical environment, surrounded by, well... geeks. For the past several years I've listened to most of them acquire and then bitch about their various android devices, while simultaneously lauding them for being just so awesome. Busted GPS, Touchwiz problems, crappy interface response (don't worry - the update will fix that!), manufacturers that don't update... it's always something. Except for problems making music apps - failure to do low latency is an OS problem.

    In the meantime, my
    • Plus Apple (and anyone else) gets to track you for free!
    • If this was a post about a Win7 phone, everyone would be crying out "MS shill". But because it's pro-Apple, it's OK.

      For the record I have an Android phone and tablet (as a customer) and have had no real problems, assuming getting used to a new UI and poor battery life would apply to any smartphone.

  • Apple is obviously amazing!
    I mean, how else would it get free publicity for a possible upgrade to almost each object they sell?

    Don't get me wrong, I like their hardware and use some of it, but the hardware is NOTHING compared to their marketing... (well, actually their hardware/software solutions ARE extremely good in most cases, but posts in almost all blogs and newspapers over what will probably be an incremental upgrade... madness)

  • The word on the street is the iphone5 is about to make its appearance in June of 2011, the month all iPhones have made their debut. Details are sketchy, but the iphone 5 is rumored to be the most powerful in the iphone line. True iphone fans are speculating the design of the iphone 5 will be all new and improved with added enhancements and the already installed good stuff tweaked for improved usage. The big issue for iPhoners is the antennae problem in the iPhone 4. To some it was an abdominal mistake tha

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