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GIVEAWAY: Guess When the iPhone 5 is Announced, Win $200 to the Apple Store

Posted 28 July 2011 by
Apple Store with massive line
Photo by Rob DiCaterino

The iPhone 5’s announcement is probably the most talked about tech event of the year. Speculation about when and what the iPhone 5 release will bring reached a fever pitch after Apple broke their historical release pattern by not releasing a new phone in June.

The questions stream in: will it have NFC? Support 4G? Be available on networks other than AT&T/Verizon? Have a larger screen? Do away with the home button? Have a design modeled off of the Macbook Air? Most people seem to think the iPhone 5 will be announced and presented between the last week of August and the middle of September, though there is of course no word from the always-secretive team at Apple.

Announcing the GiftRocket iPhone Release Contest

GiftRocket will be reaching out to some of our favorite tech bloggers to gather their predictions. What do you think the actual release date for the iPhone 5 (or 4S, if Apple calls it that) will be?

To participate:

  • Pick a specific date for the public release event when Apple announces the phone.
  • Post your prediction on your own blog with a link back to this post so we can track who has entered.
  • Email me at to get on the list (we are capping it so each participant has a reasonable chance of winning).

When the release date is announced, the blogger with the closest guess will win $200 to the Apple Store! (In the event of a tie, the winner will be randomly selected from the correct guesses).

Questions? Drop me a line at