iPhone 5 reservations being taken by Deutsche Telekom

The iPhone 5 still hasn't been officially announced by Apple, even though there is no shortage of speculation, rumors and leaks on the Internet about a possible release date for the smartphone. Today there's a new twist to the iPhone 5 saga. Bloomberg reports that the European wireless carrier Deutsche Telekom is going ahead and letting people reserve the iPhone 5 ahead of Apple's announcement.

The story reports that Deutsche Telekom is making this move to try to avoid supply issues for the iPhone 5. A Deutsche Telekom spokesperson said that the company will be giving out some kind of coupon to any customers that specifically request to reserve the iPhone 5. The story adds that Deutsche Telekom is providing these coupons without actually naming the phone nor giving out its release date. Deutsche Telekom is the parent company of the US's T-Mobile which currently doesn't offer the iPhone for sale. However there are rumors that suggest that could change this year with T-Mobile joining AT&T, Verizon and possibly Sprint as iPhone 5 carriers.

Apple's iPhone 5 missed its normal release date window of June/July earlier this year, in part due to parts supply issues created by the Japanese earthquake last March. It's safe to say that the next version of Apple's smartphone is the most highly anticipated launch of any consumer electronics device this year. Most Internet speculation has Apple launching the iPhone 5 sometime in October with a possible press event for the device to be held in late September.

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Jebadiah said,

I have to agree. Your spelling is as ridiculous as John's articles about iPhones.

Lmfao I love trolls! Keep up the good trolling. xD

Jebadiah said,
Your spelling is as ridiculous

I'm sorry for the spelling error - gonna report it to Speckie as it wasn't marked as wrong…

MFH said,

I'm sorry for the spelling error - gonna report it to Speckie as it wasn't marked as wrong…

you're going to report a word that is spelled correctly? ridicules is a word, so it wouldn't of marked it

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,

you're going to report a word that is spelled correctly? ridicules is a word, so it wouldn't of marked it


Damn, we should really request the ISO to define a sarcasm tag for the web - or better for all kinds of written text!

djdanster said,

I think you're looking for the http://sarcmark.com


Really?? (Hmm… already seen this before^^) lol…
BTW: why a software? It's basically a 1-line AutoHotkey-script or a keyboardmap…

Edited by MFH, Sep 5 2011, 7:41pm :

I agree it's ridicules.

Supply issues ???
The iphone market share is dropping all over .. in the UK it dropped 8 pct compared to last year. Ios5 isn't bringing much new to the table, when looking at the current betas, so who in their right mind would pre order a yet to be annouced phone.

Kosh Naranek said,
I agree it's ridicules.

Supply issues ???
The iphone market share is dropping all over .. in the UK it dropped 8 pct compared to last year. Ios5 isn't bringing much new to the table, when looking at the current betas, so who in their right mind would pre order a yet to be annouced phone.

Its not a surprise. If the iPhone 5 doesnt bring anything ground breaking to the table this might be it. Its already behind schedule.

The market may be dropping when comparing iPhone to Android and other competitors. But the actual phone will likely sell better than any single Android handset coming on the market so there will probably be supply issues in some areas with high demand.

DrakeN2k said,
god stop posting about iPhone 5.

Yes, it's started to get really annoying. Especially the several launch dates, and what its gonna be called. The carriers its gonna be on.
The spec sheet and what it's gonna look-like rumors are okay though.

"It's safe to say that the next version of Apple's smartphone is the most highly anticipated launch of any consumer electronics device this year."

lol right ;-)

Odom said,
"It's safe to say that the next version of Apple's smartphone is the most highly anticipated launch of any consumer electronics device this year."

lol right ;-)


Unfortunately, it should be the Galaxy S II. It's in short supply everywhere. I honestly think that Apple is paying our neowin writers to write crap and to proliferate their PR BS.

This is rediculeous of a company to both take pre paids for a phone not announced yet and a provider not announcing it. Not like other providers do that.

ccoltmanm said,
This is rediculeous of a company to both take pre paids for a phone not announced yet and a provider not announcing it. Not like other providers do that.

You are not paying anything, they are just putting in a reservation for you.

It's ridicules how everyone here is spelling rediculeous wrong. Everybody knows redeculoss is spelled ridiculous, so please stop spelling it so radikulusly.

Enron said,
It's ridicules how everyone here is spelling rediculeous wrong. Everybody knows redeculoss is spelled ridiculous, so please stop spelling it so radikulusly.
radicoles?

Enron said,
It's ridicules how everyone here is spelling rediculeous wrong. Everybody knows redeculoss is spelled ridiculous, so please stop spelling it so radikulusly.
Yup, it's redeculus alright.

I'm looking forward to the wp7 mango phones, they will be good. iPhone is boring unless you jailbreak it. Maybe there next revolutionary idea will be incorporating themes so you can change the same ****ty screens and icons and stuff. I know you can't on wp but the UI is a refreshing change that'll prolly get a boring at some point as well.

Oh I own a 3GS so I'm not trolling just sick of looking at the same crap over and over

Who cares. The iPhone has looked cosmetically the same for every single model thus far. It's getting boring that they can't even innovate their own device to have an even cooloer look.

At least HTC and Samsung make all their phones look different. Even the ones that have a similar styling, look different enough.

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