An anonymous VP at AT&T has indicated that the iPhone 5 will be launched in early October, and employees should “expect things to get really, really busy”. That’s a slight push back from the mid-September timeframe that was previously expected, but no doubt iPhone loyalists will be able to hold out for a few more weeks. iOS 5 is set to launch in the fall, though other rumours have suggested that an October 7 launch is a no go. As far as specs go, LTE and a bigger screen are high on the list of speculated features, but whatever it launches with, demand is bound to be high .
It’s not particularly exciting to hear about AT&T getting the iPhone 5, but certainly expected. Here’s hoping Verizon, or at least some other major U.S. carrier will also offer the next iOS smartphone around the same time. T-Mobile and Sprint may very well have something to offer, but it’s hard to say if it’ll be the iPhone 5 or something else.
We’ve been piecing together bits of of specs for the iPhone 5, and have a comparison chart going if you want to figure out how it’ll match up. If AT&T snags an early exclusive for the iPhone 5, would you be willing to sign another contract with them? What would the iPhone 5 need to win you over?