Best Buy “Apple Fixture” Installation Hints At iPhone 5 Launch On October 21st

News | Tuesday August 30 2011 9:14 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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 at a media event later this month, which will be available in the first week of October or mid-October.
Best Buy location that’s been scheduled to have a mysterious “Apple fixture” installed on Friday, October 21st
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They’re speculating that it could be in preparation for the iPhone 5 launch event as similar arrangements were scheduled for iPhone 4 launch last year.
To be clear, this isn’t a run-of-the-mill installation for the big box — our tipster tells us that the request that a manager be on-hand at 6AM is out of the ordinary (they usually show up at 7AM for inventory), and that a similar arrangement was scheduled for the iPhone 4 launch. While it seems strange that thousands of retail employees could potentially be clued into iPhone availability over six weeks in advance, the language in Best Buy’s system is sufficiently vague so that it could technically be anything. It’s just hard to ignore the correlation to the mid-October rumors, particularly when the Wall Street Journal‘s throwing its weight behind them.
Couple of weeks back, Wall Street Journal claimed that according to their sources,
 had indicated. So it is possible that Apple will launch iPhone 5 on October 21st, which is a Friday and usually the day when Apple prefers to launch the next generation iPhone .
Until then the waiting game for iPhone 5 continues, which unfortunately also means even more rumors and speculations.

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