AT&T preparing for iPhone 5 launch in September

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.

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Raw sockets and other features coming in Mango update will bring WP7 up to par.

These desired apps can then be created/released.

wins thread said,
Too little too late to make a difference against the WP7 onslaught.

Can't tell if you're joking or not xD If you're not sorry to break it to you but there hasn't be an onslaught.

thealexweb said,

Can't tell if you're joking or not xD If you're not sorry to break it to you but there hasn't be an onslaught.


I have an HD7 (and I really like it), but I have to agree with you. WP7 is far from being a real threat to the iPhone anytime soon. Mango will go a long way towards fixing that (I'm running the beta now), but until the Marketplace has a selection of apps comparable to the App Store, there really just is no comparison. There are too many different apps (and classes of apps), that simply don't exist on WP7 yet.

thealexweb said,

Can't tell if you're joking or not xD If you're not sorry to break it to you but there hasn't be an onslaught.

He has a typo. It's not WP7 "onslaught" , but WP7 "ownslaught"

wins thread said,
Too little too late to make a difference against the WP7 onslaught.

Wishful thinking, but I'd like to see WP7 get at least a double digit market share.

A lot of analysts have claimed that this is the phone that will drive Apple back up in market share. I disagree. When the consumer is completely uninspired they will look at the plethora of selection that Android phones offer.

nubs said,
... When the consumer is completely uninspired they will look at the plethora of selection that Android phones offer.

And WP7 too. I'll be looking for WP7 before Android or iOS. It's time for a change of scenery.

dogmai79 said,

And WP7 too. I'll be looking for WP7 before Android or iOS. It's time for a change of scenery.

Agreed, but NOKIA... please hurry

O5M3L said,
Two iPads the same year? I really hope not

Wait, isn't the usual complaint around here that Apple takes too long to release updated hardware?