1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar


    Last week Sprint sent out an internal memo to their employees informing them not to speculate on whether the company would start carrying the iPhone 5 this fall when asked by curious customers. BGR got their mitts on a Best Buy internal memo that confirms what everyone gleaned from the Sprint memo leaked last week: Sprint is going to be carrying the iPhone 5 come October.

    The leaked memo, pictured above, doesn't give any product details or specifications, but is extremely blunt in what it is talking about.

    BBYM: iPhone 5 product introduction expected, pre-sales begin for expected October week 1 launch/ Sprint launches iPhone 5.... (Apple product introduction/Launch dates subject to change)
    Whether or not Best Buy is right, or if they're simply basing their expectations on the same rumors we've been privy to over the last few weeks is not known. But, the fact remains a major retailer is expecting Apple to launch a product soon, and anticipates being able to take pre-orders as early as next week according to BGR's tipster.

    Also, a Best Buy "Apple Fixture" instillation order slated for Friday, October 21 fits the Wall Street Journal's claims that the iPhone 5 would see a mid to late October launch. Best Buy had orders placed for similar structures in advance of the iPhone 4's launch last year. These are not simple installations either, and are usually signals of new product launches or a major push by the retailer to sell products that are expected to be extremely popular. More and more information is being leaked each week, and if Apple wants to capitalize on the element of surprise and avoid and iPhone 4 early reveal fiasco like last year, the company should make some sort of move this week while the iron is piping hot.

    Sources: BGR, iPhone Hacks
    Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 2011-09-04 at 08:42 PM.
    2011-09-04 08:35 PM
  2. sziklassy's Avatar
    Well, that cat's out of the bag now I suppose. There is almost no chance for Sprint NOT to get the iPhone 5. I think they played it smart though,. Rather than adopting the iPhone 4 past the middle of it's life (as VZW did) they are adopting a brand new phone on (or close to) the initial USA carrier launch date. I can already see the commercials bragging about unlimited data (and rightfully so). Happy I have unlimited with AT&T. It's a much better experience overall.
    Last edited by sziklassy; 2011-09-04 at 10:39 PM.
    2011-09-04 09:07 PM
  3. smudge9123's Avatar
    i cant wait for this to come out and for apple to give a date
    2011-09-04 09:08 PM
  4. finch's Avatar
    So.. Uhm.. I don’t get it.

    Does this means iPhone 5 will only be announced next month? Not September?
    2011-09-04 09:11 PM
  5. zplit's Avatar
    I may try sprint then lol
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    2011-09-04 10:02 PM
  6. Phillip Swanson's Avatar
    So.. Uhm.. I dont get it.

    Does this means iPhone 5 will only be announced next month? Not September?
    It should be announced this month.
    2011-09-04 10:07 PM
  7. Zeal's Avatar
    2011-09-04 10:37 PM
  8. Kariodude's Avatar
    "the company should make some sort of move this week while the iron is piping hot."

    Oh you mean on the 7th? The date that's been predicted for months?
    2011-09-04 11:06 PM
  9. FunnySideUp's Avatar
    Finally I can have a good phone on Sprint!
    2011-09-04 11:23 PM
  10. tudtran's Avatar
    Is Apple gonna host a media event before the release of the iPhone 5?
    2011-09-04 11:33 PM
  11. Phillip Swanson's Avatar
    "the company should make some sort of move this week while the iron is piping hot."

    Oh you mean on the 7th? The date that's been predicted for months?
    Ha yes, the date we've mentioned several times, but no one has confirmed. Usually Apple sends out invitations confirming the date, with a cute little picture and tagline that hints at the media events focus. Those invitations haven't surfaced yet.
    2011-09-04 11:50 PM
  12. PathKiller29's Avatar
    ooo Resistance 3 AND MW3 cool...
    oh yeah, iPhone is cool too i guess LOL.

    waiting...
    2011-09-05 12:12 AM
  13. jose060789's Avatar
    There better be a 64GB model iPhone 5 with a dramatically increased screen size or I will be really disappointed
    Sent from my iPhone 4.
    2011-09-05 12:23 AM
  14. sziklassy's Avatar
    There better be a 64GB model iPhone 5 with a dramatically increased screen size or I will be really disappointed
    I'm not sure what to realistically expect. I feel like Apple is going to push cloud over more hardware storage.
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    2011-09-05 12:26 AM
  15. Gamma344's Avatar
    The only thing I hate about this Sprint release, is now our jailbreak community is going to have a bunch of smart hacks that we can benefit from and those people who don't know what Cydia is and think their iPhone 4 is 4G.
    2011-09-05 01:15 AM
  16. RICO_'s Avatar
    No pics no care!

    I'll wait for Apple's official announcement to see FOR SURE what this thing will look like and what it will have in it before getting excited or making my decision.

    But as of now....internal memos, leaked cases that may or may not even be for an Apple product, a production announcement, and a lost prototype don't tell me a freakin thing other than the fact that it's coming.

    Props to Apple....they're doing a good job keeping this thing from getting out and getting the fans excited over something they know absolutely nothing about.
    2011-09-05 03:14 AM
  17. gQstatus05's Avatar
    Yeah they are going to push Cloud services with the current tiered data plan offerings.
    2011-09-05 04:49 AM
  18. iTouch-Warrior's Avatar
    Yeah they are going to push Cloud services with the current tiered data plan offerings.
    Sadly, that's where they're heading. Most of iCloud's features are activated with wi-fi on, like downloading apps purchased on another device, wireless syncing, etc...

    So I guess they're slowly pushing us to the cloud and leaving us stuck to wi-fi hot spots. I really doubt any cell carrier will have unlimited data plans for long, if they haven't dumped them already.
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    2011-09-05 06:28 AM
  19. one1's Avatar
    This is a speculatory memo by the sales and promotion department, that's why there are no dates or specifics. Notice "launch dates subject to change". It's all just going with guesswork that there will be a new phone near october.

    Nothing to see here.
    2011-09-05 06:40 AM
  20. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
    I hope people ditch At&t and do go to sprint. More Bandwidth for me.
    2011-09-05 08:09 AM
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