Apple is going to launch its next generation iPhone, called iPhone 5, on October 15 this year. Stéphane Richard, chief executive officer of France Telecom (which owns the Orange brand) said this to a website.
“If I believe what we’ve been told, the iPhone 5 will be out on October 15,” Richard was quoted as saying by Macrumors.
He did not say who told him so, though it is most likely to be Apple itself as it is a practice with the handset vendors to inform the operators in advance as in most western markets handsets are sold bundled by the operators with their services.
Apple has been tight lipped about the specifications of the upcoming phone and there are only rumours about that. However, one thing is for sure that the handset will carry the iOS 5, the latest version of the smartphone and tablet operating system from Apple.
We do not know if this launch date is for Europe only or it will be the same for American markets as well. Indian market anyways will get the phone after two three months of the launch in these two markets.