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Early October Launch of iPhone 5 Confirmed by AT&T Vice President to Employees? [Updated]


BGR briefly reports that an AT&T vice president has confirmed to some employees that the iPhone 5 is indeed slated to launch in early October as has recently been rumored by several sources.
Additionally, the VP communicated the following to a group of managers: “Expect things to get really, really busy in the next 35-50 days, so prepare your teams accordingly.”
Apple's carrier partners are frequently kept in the dark about Apple's exact launch plans, although AT&T has proven to be one of Apple's closer partners and hints from the carrier such as employee vacation blackouts have in the past narrowed down iPhone launch dates.

Update: The Loop's well-connected Jim Dalrymple just quoted the BGR report and added a single word response of his own: "Yep."

Dalrymple is known to have solid sources within Apple and has at times almost appeared to be an unofficial outlet for the company as when he quickly debunked last week's claim of a September 7th media event.

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40 months ago
Wow, I can't believe the iPhone 5 is coming to AT&T.
Rating: 12 Votes
40 months ago

These mockups with the huge friggin' home button are making me sick.


but you'll still buy the iPhone 5 if it looks like that :o
Rating: 12 Votes
40 months ago
These mockups with the huge friggin' home button are making me sick.
Rating: 10 Votes
40 months ago
AT&T doesn't "confirm" Apple's plans. Nor does the Wall Street Journal, Shaw Wu, Gene Munster, etc.

The only people who confirm Apple's plans are Apple managers. Guys by the name of Steve, Tim, Phil, Scott, Greg, Peter, etc.

Nothing is "confirmed."
Rating: 7 Votes
40 months ago
This is exciting for me. I've been using the 3G for other 3 years now, and I'm just tired of how slow it is. I hardly use it anymore, because of all the waiting just to do anything. The maps applications is especially bad, just trying to type in a location and find it is painful. Something major changed when they released the 3GS, because the difference between it and the 3G is like night and day.

Anyway, all I'm hoping for is 64GB Capacity, 8MP Camera, and the new Dual Core A5. It feels like I've been throwing away $100/month for last few years, and I look forward to being able to use my phone again.
Rating: 7 Votes
40 months ago
Let's hope AT&T is better equipped to deal with the iPhone 5 launch than they were with the iPhone 4 launch. What a JOKE of customer service that was...
Rating: 6 Votes
40 months ago

Four stories in a row about finger dragging ape devices. This site should really consider changing the name to iosrumours.


Or Apple could focus more on Mac and therefore generate more Mac rumors...

I don't think MacRumors is disregarding any "Mac" rumors out there in favor for iOS rumors...
Rating: 4 Votes
40 months ago
It's only a matter of time before the iPhone 5 gets released. Looking forward to the september event.
Rating: 4 Votes
40 months ago
September it is! :( (One can hope)
Rating: 3 Votes
40 months ago
I won't call it proof until it exits from the mouth of Jobs. I'm waiting for some rumor to entice me with a 64 gb model of the new iPhone.
Rating: 3 Votes

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