Today mobile operator Verizon announced the financial results for Q2 of 2012, revealing that sales of iPhones were surpassed by Android, but only by 200,000 units.
Questioned on the reason why iPhone sales were dropping, Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said that in Q4 of 2012 a new mobile phone is set for launch, but of course he didn’t explicitly mention the iPhone or any other device.
According to The Verge, asked what might have kept customers from upgrading their devices in Q2, Shammo said that “of course there’s always that, uh, rumor mill out there with a new phone coming out there in the fourth quarter, so people may be waiting.”
Regardless of the CFO’s comments, it seems quite clear that the iPhone 5 is set to be released in Q4, in the period from October to December 2012.
Rumors have pointed to a fall launch so far, with the months of September or October as the most likely.