Apple Is Telling Its Retail Employees To Be Trained In iOS 5 And iCloud By The End Of September [Exclusive]

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Apple is trying to fast track the training of retail employees in the proper use of iOS 5 and iCloud ahead of their early October debuts, Cult of Mac has learned.

According to one of our sources, corporate managers are currently visiting select Apple Retail stores ahead of a prospective October launch of the next iPhone.

While Apple is tight lipped about upcoming product plans even amongst its retail staff, these corporate managers are making a point of telling Apple Store employees to get their RetailMe courses on iOS 5 and iCloud done by the end of September.

RetailMe is Apple’s proprietary in-house communications and training client, which offers bulletins, information about products and training videos for retail employees.

These nudges to Apple Store employees would seemingly confirm reports that Apple will unveil at least one new iPhone model in early to mid October, the iPhone 5.

In addition, it is rumored that Apple may release a slightly modified version of the iPhone 4 called the iPhone 4S to address the low cost and pre-paid markets.

According to our source, Apple Store employees also believe that the next iPhone will come early next month. Making sure all of their employees are trained to answer questions certainly seems to hint in that direction.