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Best Buy: Sprint iPhone 5 early October, Apple demos Oct. 21

updated 11:15 am EDT, Sun September 4, 2011

Best Buy makes prep for October iPhone 5 intro

Best Buy prepared itself for the iPhone 5 launch in two stages with two leaks on Sunday. One discovery in a staff memo shows the company expecting an iPhone 5 introduction soon with anticipation of an "October week 1 launch." The same BGR instance also mentioned directly that it expected a Sprint iPhone release.

The note includes the disclaimer that the timing was "subject to change."

Additional clues potentially put the release later. Best Buy Mobile managers are due to talk about "upcoming big release dates" on October 10 and, on October 21, receiving a new "Apple fixture." The installation described to This is my next wasn't attached to the iPhone by name, but it would unusually require a manager to be available an hour earlier than usual for inventory, similar to what happened last year for the iPhone 4.

Both tips leave room for flexibility in the release but support the overall expectations of a release in mid-October and with Sprint added as a third US carrier. Some room exists for other devices to show in October, such as expected iPod updates, but few are likely to get the same level of attention from retail staff.





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  1. charlituna

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    According to my sources

    The fixture is a new table unit for the iPod update, not for anything iPhone related. Apple is releasing the iPods as more of a holiday item thus the later date

  1. facebook_Justin

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    Can lie if you want but you got no hope cause the rest of the worlds on GSM!
    WiMax is s*** like Verizon and Sprint cause the rest of the worlds on GSM!
    Nobody cares 'bout your fake 4G cause the rest of the worlds on GSM!
    Get with the day, ditch the CDMA cause the rest of the worlds on GSM!
    On GSM! On, on GSM!
    Get with the day, ditch the CDMA cause the rest of the worlds on GSM!

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