Apple Planning to Start iPhone 5 Pre-orders on Sept. 30th, Launching on Oct. 7th?

9to5mac has “independently confirmed” the October 7th date that was originally reported on by Rene Ritchie of TiPB, as well as stating that iPhone 5, as well as the lower-end iPhone “4S”, pre-orders will start on September 30th. That would peg a launch event in the third or fourth week of September, instead of the previously-rumored early October event that certain journalists were adamant about.

As always, it is a rumor, though 9to5mac (and TiPB) have some of the best track records in the Apple blogosphere. Either way, 9to5mac themselves state that the date could be changed to better fit Apple’s plans.

[9to5mac, TiPB]

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