Bloomberg Backs September iPhone 5 Launch

Apple will ship the fifth generation iPhone come September along with faster A5 processors and an 8 megapixel camera, according to Bloomberg. The new iPhone will come with iOS 5 pre-installed.

Apparently the new iPhone will look similar to the iPhone 4 instead of getting a complete redesign.

Citing “two people familiar with the plans,” Bloomberg also claimed that Apple is testing a new version of the iPad with a new display that’s sports a resolution that’s about a third higher than the iPad 2. They didn’t, however, say when to expect the new iPad to hit store shelves.

Releasing the iPhone 5 at the same time that iOS 5 is released would make sense so Apple could cut down on the number of users that have to download and install the software update. So far, Apple is only saying that iOS 5 will ship in the fall, and isn’t offering a specific date yet.

The Bloomberg report falls in line with other rumors claiming new iPhone models will ship in September. Without any concrete evidence to back up the report, however, the news is just as plausible as rumors claiming next iPhone will be available in the next couple weeks, in August, or pretty much any other time rumor fans want to toss out.

Until Apple makes an official announcement, details of the iPhone 5 launch date should be treated as yet more rumors.