Those excited for the iPhone 5 may have to wait one month longer than they had previously thought.
A recent report from technology blog All Things Digital, which has a knack for getting insider details on technology manufacturing, refutes previous rumors about an expected iPhone 5 release in September. The blog cited "a source familiar with Apple's plans," who denied any correlation between rumors about AT&T discouraging its employees' from taking vacation for a two-week period in September and the release of the iPhone 5. Previous rumors throughout the industry claimed AT&T needed employees available to handle the hype surrounding the phone.
“I don’t know why AT&T’s calling for all hands on deck those weeks, but it’s not for an iPhone launch,” the source told All Things Digital.
The phone will hit the market in October instead, the source said, although a specific date was not made available.
The news may be a let-down to many in the smartphone market looking forward to the iPhone 5 and the latest iPhone accessories. A survey recently conducted by PriceGrabber found 35 percent of more than 2,800 respondents said they would purchase Apple's latest smartphone immediately upon release.