A couple of weeks ago we learned that Apple is REPORTEDLY releasing the iPhone 5 in October and today we get to see a piece of evidence that seems to confirm that report. According to a leaked internal memo from Best Buy (provided by Boy Genius Report), Sprint will be releasing the iPhone 5 on October 5 … which means, if true, then AT&T and Verizon will also be releasing the iPhone 5 on the same date. Again, none of this news has officially been confirmed by Apple but I’m of the mind that this Best Buy memo is the real deal. Check it out below.
Thanks to a leaked document from a Best Buy source, we have discovered that Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores are anticipating taking preorders for the iPhone 5 starting in the first week of October. What’s a tad bit more interesting, however, is the mention (and further anticipation) that Sprint will be carrying the iPhone 5 at launch. Best Buy makes sure to note that Apple product introduction and launch dates are subject to change, but a preorder date changing is pretty different from a new carrier getting a phone for the first time. UPDATE: Our source clarified that it’s actually possible presales will be starting this week with the phone arriving in the first week of October, not preorders starting in October.
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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)
I think it’s a pretty safe bet that the next iPhone is coming in just a few weeks. BUT keep in mind … we still don’t know anything about it. No specs, no update deets … nothing. Still, I fully expect that Apple will be selling millions of these new toys without any problems at all.