Apple is delaying the release of the iPhone 5 to October, according to people familiar with the matter, as the next-generation device suffers another in a series of setbacks.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company, which had scheduled a September launch, is pushing it back a month, according to AllThingsD, citing sources with knowledge of the situation.
Reports initially alleged AT&T had blacked out employee vacations — typical during high-volume releases — during the last two weeks of September. But new sources say the information is inaccurate.
“I don’t know why AT&T’s calling for all hands on deck those weeks, but it’s not for an iPhone launch,” a source said, indicating October would be more appropriate.