iPhone 5 Keynote Hitting October 4, But Production Lags
More prominent publications are out today confirming the iPhone 5 keynote event will be held on October 4th. The keynote event will be led by Apple’s newly appointed CEO Tim Cook. And reports are that Mr. Cook will be accompanied by other Apple executives on stage as the team presents the new iPhone 5.
With the iPhone 5 keynote event happening on October 4th, this means the release date will be at least two weeks later. This makes a release date for the iPhone 5 somewhere around October 18th, and that’s if there isn’t a pre sale period.
All of this tells me that production for the iPhone 5 is lagging and manufacturers are already having a hard time keeping up. Perhaps Apple has reasoned that by delaying the iPhone 5 launch by even two weeks could dramatically improve the supply side of the iPhone 5.
Regardless of when the iPhone 5 release actually occurs, with production lagging without the device even being released yet, means that whatever supply is available upon release will likely evaporate overnight. Predictions are out that the iPhone 5 supply issues won’t be fully resolved until sometime in 2012.
The iPhone 5 keynote is gearing up to be one of the most anticipated keynote deliveries in the history of the iPhone. The pent up energy surrounding the iPhone 5 is a direct result of the delayed release of the device, and also the mysterious rumors about a completely new design.
Typically, a new iPhone would be released by June. And whether it’s been production issues, design issues, or perhaps even Steve Jobs’ illness, the iPhone 5 is, by all measures, late to the market.
Another huge energy factor surrounding the iPhone 5 is the highly anticipated new design of the device. The upcoming iPhone 5 is reportedly thinner, lighter, faster, and has a larger front screen than the previous iPhone models.