iPhone 5 official release date revealed as August 7

News Paul Briden 12:42, 13 Jul 2012

Know Your Mobile can exclusively reveal that Apple will announce the iPhone 5 on August 7

Apple will announce the iPhone 5 on August 7, Know Your Mobile can exclusively reveal.

A reliable industry source who wishes to remain anonymous revealed to Know Your Mobile that Apple’s highly-anticipated and much-rumoured iPhone 5 will be launched via a keynote speech on August 7.

The new date correlates with reports from earlier in the month the iPhone 5's release had been brought forward from October to August.

At present there are no further details about specs, design or availability. Current rumours suggest Apple’s next flagship smartphone will feature an aluminium two-tone back panel and a larger 4-inch Retina display, as well as an NFC chip and a next-gen processor setup.

Apple is expected to offer a significantly different visual design from its previous models - the iPhone 4S was externally identical to the iPhone 4. There are plenty of rumours suggesting a range of aesthetic possibilities from unibody designs to curved ‘teardrop’ profiles.

The iPhone 5 will also be the debut device for the next version of Apple’s iOS operating system, iOS 6, which is expected to introduce a wealth of new changes in order to challenge its recently unveiled rivals: Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 and Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Make sure to check back with us on August 7 when we’ll have live coverage of Apple’s announcement.

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