According to the technology blog, AllThingsD, Apple has finalized all plans to release its next generation of the iPhone on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011. However, the tech blog cautioned that the Cupertino-based company could reschedule the launch to a later date. The post went on to say that at the moment, Apple’s new Chief Executive Officer, Tim Cook, is ready to preside over launching the smartphone on October 4th.
Like we all know, the ailing co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, announced his early retirement last month as the company’s CEO, due to health reasons, and was effectively replaced by the 50-year old Tim Cook. After several years of being the visionary behind the Cupertino, California-based gadget-maker that produces the Macintosh computer, iPad, iPhone and iPod, Jobs stepped down at the age of 56 on August 24th.
According to the Dow Jones-owned AllThingsD, the iPhone 5 would be available in retail outlets within a few weeks after the upcoming announcement.
Enormous pressure will be on Cook to deliver an outstanding performance, since this is his first time – it was Jobs who presided over all the previous product launches.Well, who knows if Jobs will be healthy enough to make at least a brief appearance?