The rumors of an early September iPhone launch have been lingering for some time. While previously missing its typical June launch, according to BGR, AT&T is preparing for an iPhone 5 launch in early September.
The source states the AT&T has begun preparing its retail locations for increased foot traffic during the start and mid of 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
The news also lines up with recently uncovered information that Apple is looking to hire additional staff for new product introduction around the same time. It has also previously been rumored that during the same time period, Apple may also introduce the iPad 2 HD/iPad 3. With the iPhone 5 and possibly a new iPad coming to market, this could explain the rumors that Apple is looking to hire more retail employees.
Unlike the Mac Mini and MacBook Air refreshes, we fully expect Apple to hold a keynote event to show off the new products. Over the next few weeks, likely near the end of August, Apple will most likely send out the invites which will solidify the announcement dates for Apple’s new products.