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AT&T warns employees to prepare for early October iPhone launch

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AT&T warns employees to prepare for early October iPhone launch
An AT&T Vice President has allegedly sent an internal memo to a few managers that the next iPhone will arrive in the carrier's portfolio early October, in order to allow them get ready and steady:

"Expect things to get really, really busy in the next 35-50 days, so prepare your teams accordingly.”, has been the VP's exact comment on the matter, which coincides with the rumor about September unveiling and October availability of the iPhone 5.

This has been communicated to other employees too, and AT&T's Vice President has allegedly pinpointed again that exact same "early October" timeframe for the launch of Apple's next generation handset.

source: BGR

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posted on 19 Aug 2011, 10:16 2

1. Sopwith Camel (unregistered)

Hope you are right!

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 10:49 1

3. quakan (Posts: 1398; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

Same here. We've waited long enough.

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 11:01 2

6. don (unregistered)

common already - APPLE!
We want it.
maybe Android is looking good...
custom home screen and all that voice commands.

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 10:26 5

2. Unregistered (unregistered)

Is that the TMobile girl in the pink dress standing in line for an ATT iphone?

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 10:58 1

4. don (unregistered)

ha ha ha
that was good!
they gotta get in line too... ha

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 11:00 1

5. quakan (Posts: 1398; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

No actually that's one of Kim Kardashian's younger sisters.

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 11:03

7. don (unregistered)

yea .
When you go into the ATT store they act like they don't know anything about when it is coming...
Funny that about two weeks before a new phone comes out they usually have it in the back room of the store.

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 11:50 1

8. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)

Funny you say that. I got the BlackBerry Bold touch online for Verizon on Tuesday and it pooped out on me on Wednesday. I went into the store and told them it wasn't working. He told me they didn't have any but after talking to him for 15 minutes he went into the back and said "well it actually looks like we have a few of these in stock so I can replace it for you". Like he didn't know it was there before...

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 12:26 1

9. megadirk (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


posted on 19 Aug 2011, 13:14

10. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)

More like 2 days before (on a Friday) when the phone launches (on a Sunday).

I have never seen a new handset sit for 2 weeks in a store before street date. But I've only been in the industry for over 3 years.

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 19:36

14. Ched (unregistered)

Not true at all, and definitely not iphones, att reps and managers aren't told about iphone release dates earlier than the public ever we read rumors like the rest

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 14:27 1

11. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

I dont get that it talks about employess being ready and already has customer outside the store.. I say too late...lol... or maybe is lunch time and there is a panda express next to ATT...

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 16:03

12. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)

I bet it is a trick. They know other phones will be out on other carriers and they have to keep people waiting. I bet if we knew it would not be out until December then people will be jumping ship when the new phones for the holiday season come out. Just my thoughts!!

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 16:37 1

13. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

That tells you how big of an impact the iPhone has, something no other OS will ever be able to accomplish.

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 20:50 1

15. theBankRobber (unregistered)

Miz, for a phone that comes out every year but only once is a neat ideal to make people do stupid things. Now waiting in line a few days to get the playstation 4 is really worth it, but the next iPhone, you have to be a complete dumb ass to wait for a phone that's only a small upgrade from the previous. Not only does it show your a sore loser and have no life what so ever but it shows what I 1st stated, it makes people do stupid things. As far as other OS is concern, they don't overwork companys for pennies on the dollar to have 20 million phones ready at launch. Theirs no pride in enslaving poor people into building your product for $2 and hour, no matter how you look at it. Android just has way better options to offer then just one device a year. Pick up a HTC EVO 3D and see for yourself, or a Galaxy S II, nether phone has lag issues or slowdowns and takes full advantage of the Android OS with really great battery life. Stop being blind all the time and see what its like to not have to jailbreak your iPhone all the time just to get features Android has out the box.

posted on 21 Aug 2011, 16:28

18. William13 (Posts: 27; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)

Whoa, easy now. I hate Apple and all of their fanboys too but let's not get into this debate for the 10 to the 15th power time. If someone likes Apple, let them like Apple. I disagree, I like Android so much better and I refuse to buy products from a communist company (just so nobody freaks out on me, I call them communist as a joke because they have to control every penny that has anything to do with their products), but some people just really love Apple.

My comment on the article though: One VP sending out emails to managers about the upcoming iPhone 5, one investigation into which manager leaked that email, and one manager at the unemployment office. Unemployment rate: increased by .000001%

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