Finally an iPhone 5 release date break is here. Apple sent out invites to the media for an October 4th press conference at its Cupertino headquarters. The email was simply titled "Let's talk iPhone".
The invitation is cryptic at best, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that the company is hinting at its long-awaited smart phone launch.
Heck, with sales of the Samsung Galaxy S II (or S2) topping 10 million or more, it's time to unveil the elusive 5th generation smart phone.
But not so fast! Wait one darn minute here. Upon closer inspection, the email has familiar icons from the 4th generation handheld included in the tagline. The clock, telephone receiver, calendar, and map icons are all there, according to engadget.
Could this mean that instead of an iPhone 5 release date being unveiled, the talk will center on the launch of an Apple iPhone 4S as rumored?
Well, this is better than nothing, as the company is falling behind competitors Motorola, Samsung, and other Android makers.
There's so many things swirling around the company that create delays. It's in the middle of a tug-of-war with Samsung about suggestions of technology jacking. However, a recent ruling said the issue is more along the lines of product design, a rather benign matter.
Apple also must contend with the antitrust matter brewing between AT&T and T-Mobile's merger. Currently, a third-party is in place to save the deal from falling through under government pressure.
But don't count out an iPhone 5 release date popping up at the press conference on October 4. While many would be happy to have an improved version of the 4th generation hand-held, the move from "4" to "5" speaks volumes for anxious shoppers.