Iphone 5 Features And Release Date [INFOGRAPHIC]

Apple Inc. has issued invites for an October 4 event that will showcase the highly anticipated fifth generation iPhone. Since January, tech sites and news agencies, all citing suppliers, insiders, or their crystal balls, have reported about the release date and the new features of the iPhone 5. The show in Apple's campus will tell you if the iPhone 5 will have a design overhaul or have minor cosmetic changes and help assess how far off or accurate are the Internet's daily servings of iPhone 5 stories.

Release Date: September 7 unveiling (Japanese site Kodawarisan, reported August). Second week of September (China Times, July) Last two weeks of September (Gizmodo, citing AT&T vacation ban for employees, August). October (Japanese Mac blog Macotakra, March). Oct. 7 release date and pre-orders September 30 (9To5Mac, August). First week of October (Boy Genius Report, citing a leaked document from retailer Best Buy, August). Mid-October (Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, August). October 21 (This Is My Next, citing another Best Buy leak, August). -- Macotakra gets an "A" for anticipating an October release six months before everyone else. Everyone else flunks for reporting in August a September release, and then reporting in September an October release.