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  • AT&T Reportedly Gearing Up For September iPhone 5 Launch


    It's almost go-time.

    That's the latest report from sources close to AT&T who say that the long-awaited iPhone 5 release is, indeed, taking place in mid-September, effectively corroborating months of speculation about the time-frame for the 5th generation device's market debut.

    Sources tell BGR this morning that "AT&T has begun informing employees across the company, and those who work in retail locations, to finish any sort of employee training as soon as possible." Rumors of a later-than-usual iPhone refresh have persisted since spring when overseas parts suppliers began confirming that production hadn't yet been put in motion on the next generation iPhone.

    In recent weeks, MMi reported what BRG also picked up on today - news that Apple is said to be gearing up for significant retail store employee hiring by early August, which would give the company adequate time to train and prepare the newbies for the consumer feeding frenzy that habitually accompanies a new iDevice refresh.

    What remains to be seen, however, is when Apple will formally introduce the iPhone 5. It isn't yet clear if Apple will unveil the product in August, followed by a September release, or if the announcement will come in conjunction with the release in September.

    Source: BRG
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Reportedly Gearing Up For September iPhone 5 Launch started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. sammo123's Avatar
      sammo123 -
      This could be exciting news or just more bs from rumor mill
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      I can't wait for the iphone 5.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Lets friggin hope so!
    1. keatonec's Avatar
      keatonec -
      was just going to buy the iphone 4 but now I think I will wait.
    1. g12007's Avatar
      g12007 -
      just leak the pixs already !!!
    1. thuwun's Avatar
      thuwun -
      Building up more anxiety just to continue to wait :-) gotta love it.

      Building up anxiety, for more time to wait
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      somebody go to a bar and find it
    1. ceije513's Avatar
      ceije513 -
      I got a friend that works for apple she said they are releasing another version of the 4 and an iPhone 5 as well in september
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      if its coming this soon then we should see some leaks cuz of some idiot leaving it in a bar :P
    1. Nest's Avatar
      Nest -
      What a surprise!!!!
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      I'm hoping that rumor for an August release comes true

      Quote Originally Posted by ceije513 View Post
      I got a friend that works for apple she said they are releasing another version of the 4 and an iPhone 5 as well in september
      Your're friend would most likely be not allowed to reveal that, IF what you are saying were true
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      So this means they'll be hitting the switch to rollout the new upgrades to handle more capacity... Wait, that'll be unnecessary as they don't offer unlimited data anymore! Nobody would be foolish enough to by a device they can't use to it's full extent.

      So this means they'll be hitting the switch to rollout the new upgrades to handle more capacity... Wait, that'll be unnecessary as they don't offer unlimited data anymore! Nobody would be foolish enough to by a device they can't use to it's full extent.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by matrixhunter View Post
      somebody go to a bar and find it
      I found one......but then I got hammered and forgot it to. Went back 3 hours later and there were 14 Secret Service agents turning that place inside out.
    1. DMI187's Avatar
      DMI187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by matrixhunter View Post
      somebody go to a bar and find it
      lol
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Excitement! I love it!
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      stoked
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by ceije513 View Post
      I got a friend that works for apple she said they are releasing another version of the 4 and an iPhone 5 as well in september
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      I'm hoping that rumor for an August release comes true



      Your're friend would most likely be not allowed to reveal that, IF what you are saying were true
      Interesting.

      We all know about how Apple feels about leakers in the US- their opsec is legendary;
      but I haven't really heard as much about the situation with regards Foxconn and the rest of the supply chain in CN. I wonder how much an employee could get away with revealing, provided they used some caution.

      This in no way corroborates ceije's friend's story, but could be food for thought.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      i hope they fail miserably !
    1. diecast's Avatar
      diecast -
      good luck with that AT&T, they can't handle the current customer load in NYC. verizon is getting closer to having my business by the day. will definitely get a verizon iphone 5 if available.
    1. dcgore's Avatar
      dcgore -
      It is still far aaawwaayyy!