Will October 21st be the iPhone 5 official release date? An Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) employee says that there will be an announcement in 2 weeks. So the first week of October seems to be when all of the questions surrounding the iPhone 5 will be answered. With the announcement should be answers about what the iPhone 5 will look like and what the new features will be. There should be an answer about a cheaper model iphone 4S and what prices will be. There should be official word about Sprint carrying the iPhone 5 too.
If this information is true and Apple follows true to its past events then next week should hold more information about when the exact date for the announcement will be as invitations will be sent out. In the past the announcements have been made live on the internet so everyone can be a part of it. The actual release date will be announced at the end of the presentation.
In the past it has been about 2-3 weeks after the announcement that the iPhone has been ready for sale. There may be availability to preorder one about a week in advance. So with all that in mind, some have been looking for a possible release date of October 21st but all that will become crystal clear in the weeks to come.