The day that the iPhone 5 is launched has been debated for some months now, but it seems that there could be some solid evidence pointing to the 4th October and that the device will become available in store within two to three weeks after the announcement.
Now the question will be, because this Tim Cooks first big launch as CEO of Apple, will Steve Jobs steal his glory or stay away this time. The general feeling is that Cook will take the lead and Jobs will make an appearance at some point. That would be the safe bet anyway!
Source [Geeky Gadgets]