Reports Surface Pegging Release Timeframes for Next-Generation iPhone, and iPad

Screen Shot 2011-08-21 at 10.52.42 PM.pngBGR is reporting that an AT&T vice president has confirmed, at least to a few employees, that the next-generation iPhone will indeed be launching in the early part of October. October of course, has been popping up more and more as the release timeframe for the next-generation iPhone in multiple reports.

To give this report further credibility, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, who has proven to be well-connected inside the Apple community, has given a single word response to the BGR report- “yep”. So there’s that.

In other news regarding release timeframes, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the next-generation iPad will be launched in early 2012, and will indeed have a 2048×1536 high-resolution “Retina” display.

The report also notes that Apple is currently placing orders for key components, and will begin a trial production run in October.

To my mind, both of these reports makes sense. No iPad this fall, but expect a new iPhone in released in October, and likely announced sometime in September.

Plus, to my mind, the Wall Street Journal report is a controlled leak by Apple. The company traditionally uses the Wall Street Journal as their media outlet for such leaks. They’re doing this to temper expectations that a new iPad will be released in October, so that their stocks don’t take a hit when a new iPad isn’t announced.

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