It’s looking increasingly likely as the weeks go on that Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone will launch this September, and strengthening all that speculation is a new report that claims AT&T is now beginning to communicate launch plans to its staff.
According to a report from Boy Genius Report, who has a “proven source,” AT&T is informing its staff to be ready for a busy September:
We have been told 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. AT&T is asking managers to finish training in order to have employees available for the influx of foot traffic expected in September, a proven source has shared with us.
It’s promising news for those clinging on to hopes of a new iPhone this year, however, there’s no concrete confirmation here that the iPhone 5 is on its way.
I don’t mean to dismiss BGR or its source, and I’m a firm believer that the iPhone 5 will be here come September, but could it be that AT&T is merely speculating like the rest of us and preparing itself just in case? Recently at their quarterly earnings call, even Verizon’s CEO said that they had anticipated the iPhone 5 in summer instead of autumn. Could AT&T just be guessing as well?