A pair of iPhone 5 launch rumors suggest that the new Apple phone is on track for an October launch. Both This Is My Next and Boy Genius Report have documents suggesting that iPhone 5 will go live in October.
BGR has gotten their hands on an Best Buy document that says that the iPhone 5 will become available for pre-order the first week of October. The same notice indicated that Sprint will be included along side AT&T and Verizon when the phone launches.
Along the same lines, another Best Buy document indicates that stores will be receiving a new Apple fixture according to This Is My Next.
“To be clear, this isn’t a run-of-the-mill installation for the big box — our tipster tells us that the request that a manager be on-hand at 6AM is out of the ordinary (they usually show up at 7AM for inventory), and that a similar arrangement was scheduled for the iPhone 4 launch.”
It looks like things are still on track for a “fall” release of the iPhone 5 this year. (By the way, “summer” ends on September 21.) Could we be looking at an end of September reveal, followed a week later of pre-sales, followed two weeks later by a full on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint retail launch? Let’s hope so, because my Palm Pre Original is starting to look really old.