AppleCare has been reportedly told to expect a significant volume of iOS-related enquiries on Monday, October 10th, a source abreast of matters has revealed.
The unnamed tipster disclosed to Apple Insider that his local AppleCare call centre has been notified by Apple to expect an ‘eightfold increase’ in calls on that day, adding weight to rumours iOS 5 will be released next month.
Recently, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of Concord Securities revealed that Apple is likely to release the ‘golden master’ build of iOS 5 to overseas assemblers in the week starting September 23rd, allowing the new software to be installed in time for an October launch of the iPhone 5.
Each major iOS iteration to-date has launched to coincide with the release of a new iPhone. iOS 4.0, for example, was rolled out June 21st, followed by the iPhone 4 on June 24th. Although the iPhone 5 has not actually been announced, Cupertino has confirmed that iOS 5 will land in the autumn.
Meanwhile, in an interview with BFM TV in France regarding the iPhone 5’s release, Orange CEO Stéphane Richard has allegedly revelead: “If I believe what I was told, the iPhone 5 will be launched on the 15th of October.”