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Apple iPhone 5 Announcement and iCloud Release Date in October Looks Likely

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By: Corey Tate
September 15, 2011

Anyone looking for clues on an iCloud release date can look to the iCloud news that appeared online this week with a hint about what Apple has told AppleCare employees. This could reveal clues about an iCloud and iPhone 5 announcement.

"Apple has reportedly informed its AppleCare division to expect an influx of iOS-related inquiries from customers beginning Monday, Oct. 10, perhaps signaling when the company plans to release iOS 5 to existing device owners," states the report on Apple Insider.

iOS is the software that runs devices like the iPhone and iPad.

This would suggest an October iPhone 5 release date. Theories say that the iPhone 5 features an eight-megapixel camera and a faster and slimmer device, with an A5 processor that's also in the iPad 2. The iCloud release date is likely to happen in line with the iPhone 5 release.

Which could include the much-vaunted new iCloud iPhone. A new iCloud phone could be offered by Apple as a lower-cost alternative that features less flash memory onboard, so that users can tap into iCloud features for cloud storage.

This would all work nicely with the looming iCloud release date. Apple took their first step "in to" the cloud with the launch of iCloud.com, a site has gone live as a beta. iCloud comes with 5GB of free storage, plus an additional option of 10GB for $20/year, 20GB for $40/year and 50GB for $100/year.

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