If Apple Announces The iPhone 5 On October 4th, When Will It Come Out? Sooner Than You Think



With All Things D and Jim Dalrymple both weighing in saying October 4th is the day that Apple will announce the next iPhone, the obvious question that follows is “how long after that until the iPhone 5 is released?”

There’s no way of telling, but here’s the good news: every generation, Apple trims down the number of days before an iOS Device’s announcement and the day it ships.

If you look at the above chart put together by CNN, Apple has been quicker at releasing new products after their announcement every year.

For example, while it took Apple a good half a year to ship the original iPhone after they showed it off for the first time, the iPhone 4 came out in just 17 days. And while the iPad took over two months to ship after it was announced, the iPad 2 was available just nine days later.

Our bet? If Apple announces on October 4th, it’ll ship on Friday, October 14th, in time for the weekend… and the rumored mid-October launch.


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