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iPhone 5 dropping October 21st, retailer's plans suggest

iPhone 5 dropping October 21st, retailer's plans suggest

Apple’s massively anticipated next-generation iPhone will land on store shelves on October 21st, leaked gen from one of the US’s largest tech retailers suggests.

According to a screen grab detailing Best Buy’s pre-release plans for an unnamed store, which was obtained by This is My Next, an Apple rep will be dropping in on said date to install a mysterious display fixture, no doubt to show off the phone to best affect.

Adding weight to the speculation is that apparently BestBuy has requested that a manager rolls up at 6AM on the 21st - presumably to get the store ready for the inevitable onslaught of first-day fanboys eager to get their hands on the phone.

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There’s no mention that all this is for iPhone 5. However, BestBuy head honchos are reportedly normally only required to be in store for 7AM – suggesting that whatever is happening that day, it’s big. The up-with-the-lark start also tallies with BestBuy’s iPhone 4 launch-day plans, when a 6AM start was also stipulated.

Quite what to expect from Apple this time around remains unknown. However, if supply chain heat can be believed, we’re in for a device rocking a larger four inch screen (the iPhone 4’s is a comparatively bijou 3.5-inches), an improved eight megapixel camera and, in the US at least, 4G support for super fast browsing.

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Source:

This is My Next

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