So those rumors claiming the iPhone 5 will debut in late September? They’re wrong.
Instead, it’s going to be an October surprise — the month in which Apple plans to launch its next-gen iPhone.
Sources with knowledge of the situation say reports claiming AT&T has blacked out employee vacations during the last two weeks of September in preparation for the retail debut of the next iPhone are misinformed.
“I don’t know why AT&T’s calling for all hands on deck those weeks, but it’s not for an iPhone launch,” a source familiar with Apple’s plans said.
So when can we expect the company to uncrate the iPhone 5?
“October,” the source said, while declining to offer a hard-launch date. Other sources said it will be later in the month, rather than earlier.
The source offered no details on the device’s design, but supply-chain chatter has previously indicated that the iPhone 5 will use the faster A5 processor on which the iPad 2 runs, a Qualcomm dual mode GSM/CDMA baseband, and a higher resolution eight-megapixel rear camera.
These rumors make no sense. If AT&T has blacked out vacation time the last two weeks in September but not October, why the heck would they release iPhone 5 in October when employees may take vacation to avoid the hysteria of the iPhone 5 release?
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- Michael Priceless
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