Apple’s top secret iPhone 5 will be released on 15 October, according to the CEO of Orange’s parent company France Telecom.
Speaking at a BFM Business conference, Stéphane Richard reportedly indicated he had information that the highly anticipated smartphone would be launched as soon as mid-October but refused to disclose anymore information.
Richard said: ‘If we believe what we have been told, the iPhone 5 will be released on 15 October.’
These new reports conflict with the earlier rumours that Best Buy would be launching the smartphone on 21 October.
Meanwhile, Richards also claimed that the network would have 'special tariffs' for the handset once it had launched.
Apple has been careful not to let slip any details or specifications of the new generation smartphone ahead of launch.
Rumours originally circulated that the iPhone 5 would be launched in June to coincide with the yearly release of a new iPhone since it first launched in 2007. However, after the errant smartphone failed to surface a more probable October release date was rumored.