AllThingsD is reporting that Apple is finally ready to unveil its next iPhone dubbed “iPhone 5.” According to report, “On October 4, Apple has scheduled a press event to showcase the iPhone 5 with the new device available for purchase within a few weeks after the announcement.”
And, also that the new Apple CEO Tim Cook will be leading the press event. If true, it will be the first time that Cook will take charge of one of Apple’s media events since Apple founder Steve Jobs stepped down from his CEO position earlier this summer. That said, according to sources, he’s sure to have help from Apple lieutenants, such as marketing head Schiller, iOS chief Scott Forstall and Eddy Cue, recently named SVP of Internet Software and Services.
According to rumors, Apple may also launch a new and cheaper version of the current iPhone 4 during the iPhone 5 press event. Apple might also announce its annual refresh of its iPod media player library during the same press event.
What will be interesting to see, of course, is if Jobs himself will also make an appearance, which is something that is likely to be determined by his health, in a decision that will be made very close to the event.
The article does speculate that Jobs himself might show up, if his current health issues allow him to do so.
And while putting Jobs onstage with Cook could diminish the new leader’s first public effort, what better “one more thing” than Jobs himself making a cameo appearance?