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Apple Event Reportedly Scheduled For October 4: AllThingsD

Apple Event October

First Posted: 09/21/11 10:11 AM ET Updated: 11/21/11 05:12 AM ET

Tired of waiting for the next iPhone? Mark your calendars! The iPhone 5 could be announced at an Apple event on October 4, according to tech blog and Huff Post Tech partner All Things Digital.

AllThingsD reports that, according to "sources close to the situation," new CEO Tim Cook will give the keynote address at an event on October 4, which will be used to introduce the much-anticipated iPhone 5 to the world. The release, according to those same anonymous sources, will come weeks later, presumably before the end of the month. AllThingsD had previously reported that the iPhone 5 would definitely be released some time in October, though they had not given any specific time frames in previous reportage.

Previously, the most popular rumor (from tech site Boy Genius Report) had put the actual launch of the iPhone 5 in early October ,with well-connected Apple blogger Jim Dalrymple confirming, though this latest rumor has the release of the iPhone 5 pushed back once again. The also well-connected AllThingsD all but started the legitimate iPhone 5 release date bonanza with a rumor that the next-gen Apple smartphone would come out in September, though the site has since maintained October as the target launch month.

Apple, of course, has yet to confirm anything or send out invitations to any press event. The company generally held a September media event to announce updates to their iPod line, though this year it appears they will skip talking to the press in September altogether.

For weekly roundups of the latest gossip in the Apple world, check out HuffPost Tech's This Week in Apple Rumors series and, as always, keep checking back for the latest on the iPhone 5 release date.

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