AT&T’s Vice President has reportedly confirmed to a number of the carrier’s employees that the iPhone 5 is “slated to launch in October,” and that it’s time to get ready for Apple’s fifth-generation device.
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It’s increasingly beginning to look like that rumor claiming the iPhone 5 won’t launch until October was incorrect. Not only has Apple reportedly sent the fifth-generation device for carrier testing — a step taken only weeks before a scheduled launch — but according to DigiTimes, the company has ordered 10 million iPhone 5 units expected to begin shipping in September.
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.
While we’ve had no official confirmation that Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone will launch this year at all, the vast majority of recent speculation seems to agree that the device will be available this September. Strengthening those claims is a new Apple job listing posted in the U.K. for temporary “iPhone Sales Specialists” to work between August and October.
Apple’s iPhone 5, expected to launch later this year, will be “thinner and lighter” than the current device, and will feature a much improved camera, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Companies within Apple’s supply chain are currently preparing materials for the production of the iPhone 5, which they believe is likely to launch this September… but it may not be launching alone. Instead, it will be accompanied by the iPad 3.
BestBuy.com — a major Apple reseller — has now stopped shipping the current-generation of Apple’s ultraportable notebook as an upcoming refresh becomes ever more apparent.
Components makers in the supply chain for Apple’s MacBook Air are set to “run in full gear” during July as the company prepares for the upcoming launch of the latest model.
Following yesterday’s rumors that Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone is scheduled to launch later this year, Bloomberg cites two sources “familiar with Apple’s plans” who have confirmed the iPhone 5 will be available this September. The report also offers some juicy details on the iPad 3, and that “iPhone nano” that we keep hearing about.
Despite recent speculation that Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone will be merely a faster iPhone 4 dubbed the “iPhone 4S,” one source claims the device will be much more significant than we were initially led to believe — and it will launch this August.