iPhone 5 announcement coming on October 4?

There’s been a veritable flood of rumors and speculation on just when Apple will announce the iPhone 5, but all of that speculation could come to a close on October 4.

According to a report by AllThingsD, Apple is gearing up for the company’s next big media event on October 4. As you may recall, October just so happens to be the long-rumored date for Apple’s announcement of the long-awaited iPhone 5.

AllThingsD’s sources say that while the date may change, Apple is currently set to announce the successor to the iPhone 4 during the big media event. The sources also claim that Apple will make the iPhone 5 available to the public a few weeks after the announcement.

Assuming that the sources claims are true, the iPhone 5 will undoubtedly be the highlight of the event, but it will also mark the first time that Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook, introduces a major new product from Apple – and it will also be his first public appearance after taking over the company’s reigns.

The iPhone 5 may not be the only big news we hear about at the event, either. There’s been strong evidence recently that another provider will be announced this year, with evidence pointing at Sprint. T-Mobile was previously a rumored candidate, but T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman was recently quoted as saying “We are not going to get the iPhone 5 this year.”

When the iPhone 5 is inevitably announced, do you plan to make the upgrade?