All Things D broke the news this morning – Apple is going to hold its media event on October 4th. One of the main announcements at this event will undoubtedly be the iPhone 5 and its own release date. Sure, we’ll get some information on the iPod touch and new Macbooks, but everyone is excited because we will finally (hopefully) get some information on the new iPhone.
Tim Cook will be making his debut of sorts as the CEO of Apple. Since Steve Jobs was integral to media events like these in the past, Tim Cook taking over means taking over being the face of Apple. Cook will have to run the event, especially if he wants to convince any of his naysayers that Apple will be the same company without Steve Jobs at the helm.
Now, this October 4th announcement does shed a little doubt on the previously reported Oct. 15th release date. While I suppose that it is possible for Apple to go from announce to release in 11 days, it does feel a bit short. In perspective, the iPhone 4 was announced on June 7, 2010, then released on June 24. That’s 17 days between, so 11 would close the gap by almost a week. Completely possible, but a little more of a stretch.
But when it comes down to it, on October 4th Apple has two big reasons for everyone in the tech world to tune in.
- Report: Apple to hold media event on October 4th, Tim Cook to unveil iPhone 5 (evilrit.com)
- Report: Next Apple Media Event Is October 4th, To Star Tim Cook And The iPhone 5 (techcrunch.com)
- Apple to hold media event on October 4th, Tim Cook to unveil iPhone 5 [REPORT] (suburbanmen.com)