There is no doubt that Apple's next major smartphone release, the iPhone 5 is currently one of the hottest topics in the tech industry. As its speculated announcement fast approaches, more and more rumors are popping out everywhere. Rumors ranging from the device's form factor, hardware specs and release dates are just seemingly ubiquitous. Now here's another rumor that came directly from one of the carriers of the iPhone, AT&T.
The folks from 9to5Mac has just been handed on what looks like a supposedly internal document from AT&T. This particular document indicates that carrier's increase in smartphone insurance. The internal document is entitled AT&T Mobile Insurance Eligible/Ineligible/Tiered Deductible Equipment List which points out that "All customers enrolling in MI must be advised of pending MRC increase from $4.99 to $6.99" and that new device tier will be created that is in the pricing of $199.
This could indicate that AT&T might be adding a new entry into their list of device insurances. 9to5Mac speculates that this new device might as well be the next iPhone. But the site does point out that this document doesn't really confirm anything and until Apple's impending announcement, all of these are just mere speculations.
While light years away from a new iPhone launch date confirmation, it could be a sign that new iPhones will hit AT&T in this timeframe.
iPhone (and other devices) will move there on the arbitrary October 4th date.
There are many speculations that the next iPhone will be announced by Apple at around September during the company's Fall Music Event where the new iPod will most likely to be launched as well. If that's the case then it could be very well likely that the October release date is possible, although not necessarily on the 4th. Also keep in mind that Apple's next version of its mobile operating system, the iOS 5 will be finally be available in public. Based on Apple's release history, a new software launch usually goes with a new hardware which is what happened with the iOS 4 and iPhone 4 just last year.
So an October release date is not really that far-fetched, but at this point, the only thing we can do is speculate. [via 9to5Mac]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback