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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. DeathOfLife's Avatar
      DeathOfLife -
      Only If We Can See What The Phone Looks Like
    1. swarren08's Avatar
      swarren08 -
      My friend who is an Actual AT&T store manager, not a mom and pop little wireless store, informed me of a September 15 meeting for apple...
    1. alex-xx's Avatar
      alex-xx -
      can not wait until october,all go crazy!!
    1. hapishyguy's Avatar
      hapishyguy -
      The screen has to be bigger otherwise there is no use. There are so many android phones in the market with bigger screens.
    1. syntaxut's Avatar
      syntaxut -
      ok drop the beans.. and why the picture with coffe? lol
    1. robbpell's Avatar
      robbpell -
      Quote Originally Posted by syntaxut View Post
      ok drop the beans.. and why the picture with coffe? lol
      Coffe Beans!
    1. Slmchrist's Avatar
      Slmchrist -
      Quote Originally Posted by hapishyguy View Post
      The screen has to be bigger otherwise there is no use. There are so many android phones in the market with bigger screens.
      Yes this is a must!!! I agree. iPhone 4 should've had a larger display.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Only one way to find out if they're telling people at AT&t, as Westerman
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      I mentioned before, a friend of mine works at a ad agency in San Fan. There is an ATT guy that works a lot with them who also mentioned an October launch. Pretty sure it's coming in october.
    1. brianmarocco's Avatar
      brianmarocco -
      Quote Originally Posted by hapishyguy View Post
      The screen has to be bigger otherwise there is no use. There are so many android phones in the market with bigger screens.
      I agree 100%
    1. maddawg05's Avatar
      maddawg05 -
      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.
    1. KINESIS's Avatar
      KINESIS -
      Quote Originally Posted by hapishyguy View Post
      The screen has to be bigger otherwise there is no use. There are so many android phones in the market with bigger screens.
      Same here
    1. electricvoices17's Avatar
      electricvoices17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by swarren08 View Post
      My friend who is an Actual AT&T store manager, not a mom and pop little wireless store, informed me of a September 15 meeting for apple...
      If he really told you that and it happens to be true then goodbye to his job lol
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by DeathOfLife View Post
      Only If We Can See What The Phone Looks Like
      After last year's incident, I am betting we will not get to see a thing until Apple's official announcement.

      Quote Originally Posted by electricvoices17 View Post
      If he really told you that and it happens to be true then goodbye to his job lol
      Why? We don't know who this person is. Very unlikely he is going to get tracked down...

      Quote Originally Posted by hapishyguy View Post
      The screen has to be bigger otherwise there is no use. There are so many android phones in the market with bigger screens.
      There is no use for what? With bigger screen comes diminished battery life. There are far more phones with "standard" screen size on the market and they are selling well enough. The next phone will be competitive with or without a larger screen.

      IMO, if they can fit a larger screen into the same form factor, I am all for it. I had an HTC EVO for a while. While the extra real-estate is nice, it isn;t actually a dream to hold onto, and my hands aren't what I would call small.
    1. Slmchrist's Avatar
      Slmchrist -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      After last year's incident, I am betting we will not get to see a thing until Apple's official announcement.



      Why? We don't know who this person is. Very unlikely he is going to get tracked down...



      There is no use for what? With bigger screen comes diminished battery life. There are far more phones with "standard" screen size on the market and they are selling well enough. The next phone will be competitive with or without a larger screen.

      IMO, if they can fit a larger screen into the same form factor, I am all for it. I had an HTC EVO for a while. While the extra real-estate is nice, it isn;t actually a dream to hold onto, and my hands aren't what I would call small.
      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!
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      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.
      Wow, 5 or 6 hours ago is behind the 8-ball?!? Are your expectations really that high? There are plenty of people (myself included) that are reading this for the first time. Show a little respect.
    1. V1cmlb's Avatar
      V1cmlb -
      Quote Originally Posted by andygev35 View Post
      Wow, 5 or 6 hours ago is behind the 8-ball?!? Are your expectations really that high? There are plenty of people (myself included) that are reading this for the first time. Show a little respect.
      +1
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      I hope they don't change the form factor. I think the 4 is perfect. I do miss the comfort of holding the 3GS though... And being able to use it without the case.
    1. maddawg05's Avatar
      maddawg05 -
      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.
    1. mjb's Avatar
      mjb -
      Why? We don't know who this person is. Very unlikely he is going to get tracked down...
      If you want a bigger screen...go get a iPad! I don't want to be hauling a laptop around in my pocket. As long as a bigger screen fits in the same footprint I'm OK...otherwise leave the size just as it is...perfect.


      There is no use for what? With bigger screen comes diminished battery life. There are far more phones with "standard" screen size on the market and they are selling well enough. The next phone will be competitive with or without a larger screen.

      IMO, if they can fit a larger screen into the same form factor, I am all for it. I had an HTC EVO for a while. While the extra real-estate is nice, it isn;t actually a dream to hold onto, and my hands aren't what I would call small.[/QUOTE]