We all know that an October launch is imminent and a September “reveal” is also to be expected, but as of now no date has yet to be confirmed.
A recent series of leaks and reports involving retail giants Best Buy have emerged, which might pin down the date to 21st October or an even earlier date.
Boy Genius Report claimed to have received a tip in the form of a Best Buy document entitled “Promotional activity”, with a subheading of “week 9/4″.
The speculative document states that:
“iPhone 5 product introduction expected, pre-sales begin for expected week 1 launch / Sprint launches iPhone 5.” It also says “(Apple product information/Launch dates subject to change).”
Another leak involves an “Apple fixture”, which came from Chris Ziegler’s This Is My Next.
A screenshot was posted on TIMN of what is said to be Best Buy’s “National Retail Calendar”, on it, the vague “Apple fixture” is said to be installed at an unnamed Best Buy location on 21st October.
Chris Ziegler also states:
“On a related note, our tipster tells us that Best Buy Mobile managers have a meeting scheduled for October 10th to “discuss upcoming BIG release dates” (emphasis his). Assuming we get an Apple press event for the new iPhone a few weeks in advance, the managers would be well aware of the release date in time to discuss it at that meeting, so that’d support a release on or around the 21st, too.”
If the September press “reveal” by Apple is true, we will very soon know indefinitely when this highly anticipated piece of technology will be released to the public.