So, you’d been waiting for the new iPhone right? The rumor mill is quite long and almost endless, with rumors dating back to early 2011. We previously said that the next iPhone, dubbed as the iPhone 5, could be released as early as September this year. But according to GottaBeMobile, Apple might indeed choose the month of September to boost iPhone sales before its fiscal year ends on the 29th of September. The report is based on Apple’s lower-than-expected iPhone sales for its fiscal 2012 third quarter that ended in June 30.

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer reportedly placed some of the blame on the iPhone 5 rumors saying that this has caused some pause in customers purchasing. GottaBeMobile notes that Tim Cook’s focus on dividends and investors right now are a sign that Apple might push the iPhone 5 out early to appease Wall Street. It’s important to note that these are merely speculations for now. Until we hear it from Apple, let’s take this report with a grain of salt in hand.

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