A source for MacRumors reckons that hardware builders will receive the master copy of the new operating system in the last week of September, although the reports are far from confirmed.
If true, it would give manufacturers time to install the software on pre-built devices to ensure they ship with iOS 5 on-board.
Most of the recent stories of this ilk are all pointing to an early-to-mid October launch, and with the days continuing to fly by, it seems unlikely that we’ll see the iPhone 5 before September is out.
No iPhone 5 redesign?
The MacRumors story also says there is “no evidence” of a redesign for any new iPhone device.
Analyst analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reckons that the only new device in the supply chain is the rumoured second-tier iPhone device, often referred to as the iPhone N94 or iPhone 4S.
We’re not putting too much stock into this report at the moment, but all hints continue to point to sometime in early to mid-October being new iPhone 5 D-Day.
Wake us up when September ends.