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  • Has AT&T Spilled the Beans on an October iPhone 5 Launch?


    In the ongoing see-saw headlines battle between September and October rumors of an iPhone 5 release, today we're hearing for the first time about AT&T officials leaking word of a 5th generation iPhone release... in October.

    According to a report this morning from BGR, a high-ranking AT&T official may have inadvertently spilled the beans on an October iPhone 5 launch by running top secret information down the flag pole to his or her retail managers.

    Specifically, "high-level AT&T sources" reveal that September will probably bring with it the iPhone 5 unveiling, followed a few weeks later by the actual product roll out in stores. “Expect things to get really, really busy in the next 35-50 days," the report reads, quoting AT&T sources in conversation with their retail team leaders. "So prepare your teams accordingly."

    The source in question has only been identified as an "AT&T Vice President." Other specifics were not made available.

    Source: BGR
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Has AT&T Spilled the Beans on an October iPhone 5 Launch? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 62 Comments
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      All I care about are the Specs. W/O Spec I won't care if it's the iPhone40Z.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Other thing you guys have to think of also? There are multiple companies making multiple models of android phones. Different makes and sizes for the carriers. There is only 1 company that make the iPhone in 2 colors for different carriers in the world. I think a 4" screen would be good. Not to big and shouldn't be to hard for battery life.

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      Is it possible that because there moving the iPhone to a new tier? Tier 3 that could be the date at which they release the iPhone for purchase? It would make since for them to do that with a new iPhone releasing at about that same time range right? Plus Oct 4th is a Tuesday LOL. Just my thought lol :P
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Quote Originally Posted by DeathOfLife View Post
      Only If We Can See What The Phone Looks Like
      I'm stoked either way/month even though this may be the 1st year I don't upgrade from best to better than best

      Quote Originally Posted by V1cmlb View Post
      +1
      +2

      Quote Originally Posted by maddawg05 View Post
      Relax there is no disrespect. Don't get panties in a knot. I'm no expert but in journalism it's about being first and getting the scoop before the other guy. This is the Internet, sh!t becomes yesterday's news real fast.
      No where in Modmyi's pages have I seen anything about the writers having to be "1st". This is a news site for anything apple. I myself check this /and only this/ site everyday for news. I'm sure I'm not the only one. But please stop complaining about the release time of an article. Because we will only be hearing the ******** of others for lack of news.

      Please respect the writers here. I enjoy everything I read here. thanks to all who write for MMi.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slmchrist View Post
      Majority of iPhone owners would agree we want this!
      Where do you get that 'fact' from?

      A larger screen would mean existing apps would not display correctly, decreased battery life and, most likely, a larger form factor.

      I'm guessing that the majority of iPhone users want none of these.

      I certainly don't and would be dissapointed if Apple mess with the display.
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      I'm not eligible until next year. Bummer!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Where do you get that 'fact' from?

      A larger screen would mean existing apps would not display correctly, decreased battery life and, most likely, a larger form factor.

      I'm guessing that the majority of iPhone users want none of these.

      I certainly don't and would be dissapointed if Apple mess with the display.
      I look at as when the retina display came out. All of the apps will eventually update to work with the latest phones, so yes in the beginning the apps wont extent to fill a larger screen.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      There is no sign, apart from a double resolution iPad, of any different screen in iOS5 AFAIK.
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      I'll just buy the phone when it's out, like I do any other product. Quite frankly, this whole "stir up a bunch of crap close to launch time" thing has gotten a few levels beyond stale to me.


      Sidenote:

      Apple should have a Ferrari / Amex kind of deal with these iPhones and such, where dedicated customers are approached with opportunities to get certain things early, or at LEAST free of hassle. I've gotten every iPhone there is on launch day and while I've not had to deal with any of the craziness and lines, I especially think it's exceptionally unfair for the people that have. If you're willing to spend $500-$600 every year on an update of the same product, you shouldn't have to be in line for 10 hours each damn time.

      /endrant
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by maddawg05 View Post
      Relax there is no disrespect. Don't get panties in a knot. I'm no expert but in journalism it's about being first and getting the scoop before the other guy. This is the Internet, sh!t becomes yesterday's news real fast.
      Yourself included if we continued down this path.
    1. Slmchrist's Avatar
      Slmchrist -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Where do you get that 'fact' from?

      A larger screen would mean existing apps would not display correctly, decreased battery life and, most likely, a larger form factor.

      I'm guessing that the majority of iPhone users want none of these.

      I certainly don't and would be dissapointed if Apple mess with the display.
      I'm sorry did I say that statement was factual! No. But as I have been reading these post most do want a larger display! If the 4s/5 came out with 4 inch display you wouldn't buy? And I'm sure eventually the devs could/would fix the apps to display correctly. iPhone apps have been fixed to display on iPads.
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Why can i ever see the comments...
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I really don't want a bigger display on my phone, I'd rather have the same size display on a smaller phone. They couldn't put a bigger display without making the phone bigger (unless they made it widescreen) and I really don't want a bigger phone.

      Quote Originally Posted by Zeal View Post
      Why can i ever see the comments...
      If you read the zeal thread you would probably find out why...
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      I really don't want a bigger display on my phone, I'd rather have the same size display on a smaller phone. They couldn't put a bigger display without making the phone bigger (unless they made it widescreen) and I really don't want a bigger phone.
      Compared to some other phones out there, the iPhone does have a lot more glass on the front than it seemingly needs.
    1. sane's Avatar
      sane -
      Quote Originally Posted by maddawg05 View Post
      Love this forum but lately you guys have been behind the 8 ball. Heard this bout 5-6 hours ago. Either way I'll be getting the iPhone 5...3GS is killing me.
      You heard about if 5-6 hours ago and you didn't contribute to this forum?
      And you have the audacity to criticize?
      This forum is only as good as its members.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      All I know is I am STILL using the 3Gs and its time for a new darn phone for me! lol seriously it is...
    1. Jaywu's Avatar
      Jaywu -
      IMO if Apple would just allow " flash " on their current models then it is and will be considered the best phone on the market!!!
    1. smoothcreak's Avatar
      smoothcreak -
      I am definitely ready for a new iPhone. I still have the 3g. But I would like to add a note is that a bigger screen would be sweet. I love to watch movies and TV shows on my phone because I'm busy all day and a bigger screen would be great. 4.5 inch screen is what I want.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jaywu View Post
      IMO if Apple would just allow " flash " on their current models then it is and will be considered the best phone on the market!!!
      That will never happen!
    1. Murseman@sbcglobal.net's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by maddawg05 View Post
      Relax there is no disrespect. Don't get panties in a knot. I'm no expert but in journalism it's about being first and getting the scoop before the other guy. This is the Internet, sh!t becomes yesterday's news real fast.
      People have been saying this same thing on this site forever..... In essence, it seems your opinion, too, is "yesterday's" news.

      Also, I love my 4, but am excited about the next iPhone simply because it's the next iPhone. A5 processor....says enough for me. These are just cool gadgets with so much practicality that it's fun no matter what. Ready for the rollout!
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      if the new iphone is coming out in october does that mean ios 5 will come in october instead of september i really want ios 5
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slmchrist View Post
      I agree in some ways with what you are saying but this must be done. The iPhone needs a larger screen. Not the size of the droid x . That is just dumb how large it is. But 4 inch would be nice without the battery drain if they up the battery strength as with they do on most new idevices . Majority of iPhone owners would agree we want this!
      "Upping the battery strength" means a larger (thicker) phone. I am pretty sure Apple has been leaning the other way.

      Quote Originally Posted by matrixhunter View Post
      if the new iphone is coming out in october does that mean ios 5 will come in october instead of september i really want ios 5
      Don't they usually launch the next iOS about a month prior to the new phone? That's how it worked with iOS 4 at least, if memory serves correct.