The iPhone 5 may be launched on September 21 according to French website App4Phone said, citing sources close to Apple. There is also speculation that iPhone 5 could have a slightly larger screen. The iPhone 5 is also expected to be able to use the faster new wireless data networks operated in the US by Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
According to April to June 2012 quarterly earnings report, Apple said iPhone sales were up 28 per cent from a year ago, but down from the previous quarter, possibly due to anticipation that the iPhone 5 could be launched this year.
The new iPhone 5′s dock connector port will be smaller, citing sources familiar with the matter. The iPhone’s current 30-pin port is expected to come down to a 19-pin connector. This could make room on the bottom of iPhone 5 for more connectors.
Earlier, The Wall Street Journal reported that iPhone 5 will have a slimmer screen than the current 4S model, by the use of in-cell technology, could help in reducing the weight of iPhone 5 and making room for the other components.