Well renowned Apple Analyst Gene Munster has said in a note to investors this week that the iPhone 5 will make its debut this October, and will definitely feature 4G LTE capabilities. Apple is said to be carrying on with a new yearly schedule following the launch of the iPhone 4S, meaning we will now see the upgrades every Autumn/Fall time. Further strengthening this prediction, Munster says that the move to LTE by manufacturers means that chipset manufacturer Qualcomm are experiencing incredible demand, making a June release date as predicted by ETNews yesterday even more unlikely.
We believe the iPhone 5 launch is likely to follow the new typical pattern established with the iPhone 4S of an October launch. We expect the iPhone 5 to not only include a revolutionary newly designed body, but also support LTE and utilize the Qualcomm 28nm baseband modem.
This prediction from Munster is one we can rely on pretty well, he has been very accurate with Apple release rumours in the past, most recently accurately stating the release day for the iPad 3 weeks before its announcement. His October release date prediction does look very likely given all previous predictions and means that the sixth generation device will fit perfectly into Apple’s new yearly schedule.
On the subject of the iPhone 5 having 4G LTE, I would say this is almost definate, with the New iPad being fully LTE ready it would be mad for Apple to not bring the technology to its newest iPhone as well. This pretty much lies to rest rumours of a June release unfortunetely, but with the recent rumours of a uni body iPhone 5 made from liquid metal alloy it could definitely be worth the wait.