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Pre-orders for iPhone 5 to start Sept. 12, report says

August 13, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • A user concept of the upcoming iPhone.
A user concept of the upcoming iPhone. (Martin Hajek )

Pre-sales for the iPhone 5 will begin Sept. 12, the same day Apple is expected to announce the device, according to a new report.

Though the sixth-generation iPhone likely won't launch or get to customers until Sept. 21, the new report says there will hardly be any gap between the phone's unveiling and the start of pre-orders.

The report also says a second wave of iPhone 5 launches, for international markets not included in the Sept. 21 launch, will come in early October, likely on Oct. 5.

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The website iMore put out the report, saying the information comes from two sources who have proved accurate in the past.

There have also been rumors that Apple may use September to launch other new mobile products, including an iPad mini, but there was no word from iMore on whether those devices will also begin pre-selling on Sept. 12.

Earlier Monday, another report said an AT&T source confirmed the iPhone 5 will launch in either the third or fourth week of September.

That followed a report on pictures of what is believed to be the iPhone 5's motherboard, which seemed to indicate that the next Apple smartphone will likely have LTE connectivity.

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