iPhone 5 Will Launch on October 1st According To Internal Docs [Report]

iPhone 5 Will Launch on October 1st According To Internal Docs [Report]

A document leaked from one Canadian carrier could confirm yesterday’s report that claims Apple’s iPhone 5 will be arriving in October, rather than September as months of speculation initially led us to believe.

Boy Genius Report has received information from a “reliable source” with Canadian carrier Telus that says the iPhone 5 will be launching October 1. An “internal document” accompanies their source’s claims:

We have seen seen an internal Telus document that lists October 1st as the launch date, and while the first could just be a place holder, we do not believe that is the case in this instance. The document lists additional launch dates that are not placeholders — several of the listed dates line up with what we’re hearing from other trusted sources.

Those of you flicking through your calendar now will notice that October 1 falls on a Saturday, which isn’t traditionally a day Apple would choose to launch a new iPhone. The company has previously chosen Thursday and Friday, but never a weekend. However, BGR’s source doesn’t think a Saturday launch is unrealistic:

The thing is, October 1st is a Saturday and Apple has historically released iPhones on either a Thursday evening or a Friday. Our source has indicated to us that Saturdays are the busiest day of the week for wireless retail stores, of course, and the source does not believe a Saturday launch is unrealistic.

Even if this launch date is correct for Canada, however, it won’t necessarily be correct for the rest of the world. Though the iPhone 3GS was launched in the U.S. and Canada simultaneously, BGR notes that Apple has previously launched its smartphone in the U.S. before any other country — which could still mean a September launch for some.

  • John Branham

    my 3GS is acting slower every day!! You gotta get it to me sooner than that!

  • MacGoo

    Canadian carrier. Doesn’t Apple launch initially in the US, followed by international releases scattered over the next month or two following? I may be way off the mark there…just spec. *edit* Oops. Actually read the article this time. Great minds…

  • Un_FollowMe

    iPhone 5 will launch when Apple announces it not when you speculate a guesstimate 

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  • Eric Seif

    are you sure about that?  how are you getting this inside info????

  • SeanMcConnor

    I just paid $23.86 for an iPhone and my girlfriend loves her Dell laptop that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 42 inch LED TV to my boss for $665 which only cost me $62,81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, GrabPenny.com

  • BrianVoll

    My mom said it’ll launch soon. Shes’ a pretty reliable source.

  • Greg_in_Dallas

    Wow!  She likes it even though she doesn’t have it yet.  I like her.  Maybe I can ask her out on a date with my boss.  Check out my profile at thisisnotastupitjoke.com

  • Apple_Fanboy_News

    Check out this great Apple blog for all the latest Apple news
    http://applefanboynews.com/

  • jake pride

    I think that the Announcement date is September 13th, that will be Apple’s Music Event.  The iPod touch 5G, iPod nano 7g, iPod shuffle 5G and the iPhone 5 will be announced.  The iPod Classic will be abandoned for the last time, so say goodbye to Apple iPod Classic.

  • AlbertoZermeno

    Mothers are always right.

  • Dave G

    Use punctuation!  Your run-on sentence is atrocious!

  • Nepodevil

    If things play out like they did last year then a Sept. 1st time frame still exist for the USA. Last year Canada received the iPhone 4 on July 23 or 24th. Which was a month after it hit AT&T.

  • tornacious

    Dude, how could you live with that slug 3GS? Use an iPhone 4 once and you’ll buy one the same day and have your JB unlocked 3Gmess on eBay before sundown.

  • tornacious

    Dude, how could you live with that slug 3GS? Use an iPhone 4 once and you’ll buy one the same day and have your JB unlocked 3Gmess on eBay before sundown.

  • tornacious

    You’ll be unemployed as soon as your boss finds out you screwed him out of $662.19. Didn’t think of that, did ya? That’s okay though, you can always leverage your *cough* marketing skills.

  • mai duc chung

    The usual idea is that you would use NFC to set up the link between the two devices and then do an automatic hand over to a different protocol for doing the actual transfer of data – eg Bluetooth,iphone 5

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