It seems like the most widely accepted rumor surrounding the iPhone 5 these days is an early October release. That, accompanied by a September announcement event, is what most of the latest reports have said.
Put this in the "more evidence" column:
Boy Genius Report is quoting their "high level AT&T source" in reporting that the iPhone 5 is definitely slated for and early October release. Apparently, an AT&T Vice President has told several employees that the iPhone 5 will be coming to stores in October.
Speaking to some store managers he reportedly said, "expect things to get really really busy in the next 35-50 days - so prepare your teams accordingly."
This new information corroborates the latest specific release date rumor of October 7th.
Rumors have also been swirling about Apple's other high-profile device, the iPad 3. The latest rumors have that release set for early 2012 with a trial production period set for October 2011.
Rumor fatigue can really weigh on you, but it's interesting when new rumors reinforce the validity of previous rumors, as is the case with this new one. That's assuming that the words "rumor" and "validity" ever belong in the same sentence.
When I become poisoned with rumor fatigue, I find that music is a great antidote. How about something off of Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album Rumours? Yeah, that sounds fitting.
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