If there is one thing we've learned about job postings at Apple, it's that rabid Apple fans never take those postings at face value. The conspiracy theorists out there always read more into the listings than they probably should. Nonetheless, some are once again interpreting Apple's latest retail job listing as a sign that the iPhone 5 may launch as soon as August 16th.
Apple is notoriously secretive when it comes to product launches, but seemingly has hired recruitment agency Gekko Ltd to find a bunch of aspiring Geniuses on its behalf.
The folks at CNET UK took the information and ran with it. "It sounds as if Apple is looking to bolster its sales staff, and the only reason we can think is that there's a big product launch on the horizon," the report states. Subsequently, the tech blogosphere is buzzing about August representing the fastest approaching possible iPhone 5 launch window we've heard about in a while.
So... are people reading too much into these particular job postings in the UK? From where I stand, I think the definite answer is yes. After all, just yesterday we learned that Apple is now the fastest growing retailer in the US. And rampant growth is noted around the globe. Big, growing companies require big and ever-expanding teams of retail employees. Hiring doesn't always equate to new product launches.
All signs - based on industry and analyst reports - still point to a September unveiling and release of the 5th generation iPhone.
Source: CNET UK