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iPhone 5 Expected to Hit the Market in September or October 2012

If you want a break from the frenzy surrounding the upcoming iPad 3, here's a fresh rumour about the iPhone 5, expected later this year.

According to a "reliable source" who spoke to Japanese site Macotakara the sixth generation iPhone is going to be unveiled one year after the current top model, in October, or at earliest September, this year. Furthermore, Apple will be maintaining this annual release period "for years" to come, Apple Insider reports.

Last year Apple changed its traditional launch schedule to announce the iPhone 4S in autumn, after three years of summer iPhone releases which took place in June or July.

In October 2011, when Apple decided to unveil the highly anticipated iPhone 4S, the company gave it a big boost for the holiday season; this proved to be a winning strategy as the latest sales report revealed.

The Macotakara source reveals that even Apple officials were surprised by the sales success, the Cupertino based company sold 37 million iPhones in the December quarter, the highest sales volume for Apple's smartphones.

Consequently, Apple has no reason to change this release strategy since it was so successful.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.