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September 14, 2011

iphone 5 Available From October 5th

For those anxiously awaiting the launch of iPhone 5, be prepared to wait slightly longer. According to the well connected AllThingsD, a branch of the Wall Street Journal, iPhone 5 will launch in October, and not September as some prior rumors suggested

Meanwhile reports suggest  that ChinaTelecom  has instructed some of its provincial branches to begin preparations for the sales of the iPhone 5, including conducting staff training, and the operator will accept orders for the phone at the earliest at end September, reports Southern Metropolis Daily, citing a company insider.

According to the report, a LED screen at the Changan Road branch of China Telecom had started advertising the forthcoming debut of the iPhone 5.

Meanwhile the " iPhone 5" Gype before the launch has  been unprecedented  as consumers wait for Apple to launch iPhone 5. A survey of 2,200 consumers taken in August by ChangeWave for RBC Capital Markets shows 31 percent of respondents very or somewhat likely to buy the iPhone 5 — significantly more than the 25 percent who said they were very or somewhat likely to buy the iPhone 4 ahead of its launch. And that percentage is quite a bit higher among current iPhone owners; 66 percent of existing iPhone users say they are very or somewhat likely to buy the iPhone 5.

In other words, we could see a very large iPhone upgrade cycle, come October — large enough that RBC has raised its estimate for fiscal 2012 iPhone sales to 110 million, up from 105 million.