iPhone 5 release date: new iPhone to be launched in September, analyst says

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Cupertino the giant is likely to release the iPhone 5 in early September.

The analyst expects the device to feature the new iOS version which was launched on Monday at the WWDC.

”Based on the release schedule for iOS 6 GM, there is a very good chance iPhone 5 will start shipping also in early September,” he wrote.

Last week, Kuo speculated that the next iPhone will feature a 4.08-inch display and a thickness of 7.9 mm plus a FaceTime HD camera.

He also believes that the device would still be usable with one hand even if its height increases by 26%.