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iPhone 5: Oddsmakers Say It’s Coming Soon

Just when is Apples iPhone 5 going to make its debut?

Gamblers seem to have an idea, prompting a betting firm in Ireland to slash the odds that the device will arrive in September, following a flurry of bets over a 24-hour period.

Paddy Power, Irelands largest bookmaker and a provider of gaming services in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom, slashed the odds from 9-2 to 9-4 that the iPhone 5 will be released in September.

The swell in bets coincided with Apples Worldwide Developers Conference Monday in San Francisco, where the consumer-electronics giant introduced its iCloud service.

While little was disclosed about iPhone 5 at yesterdays iCloud launch, our customers seem to be reading between the lines and now seem certain that a Fall launch is on the cards for Apple,” said technology better expert Ken Robertson of Paddy Power.

The odds that the iPhone 5 will be released in August or earlier are 10-1 while the odds for a release date of 2012 or later are 3-1.

Paddy Power also has odds of 4-5 that the iPhone 5 will feature a curved screen.


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