iPhone 5 Release Affirmation: Fits with AT&T Data Changes

Despite the fact that there seems to be an almost never-ending stream of speculation at the moment about the Apple iPhone 5 we’ll continue to bring you all the latest developments as we know how many of our readers are interested in the next iPhone. Our news today is about iPhone 5 release affirmation, which also fits in with recent AT&T data and insurance changes.

Recently along with a potential iPhone 5 sighting, news of how much some people will be prepared to pay for the iPhone 5 and the speculation that Sprint and T-Mobile might not carry the iPhone again this time around, we also told you what seemed to be a very likely release date of October 7 with pre-orders from September 30. Now we hear further detail that appears to back up those claims.

Over on BGR, Jonathan S. Geller informs us that some AT&T employees have been told by a company vice president that the iPhone 5 is indeed launching in early October and a group of managers was told, “Expect things to get really, really busy in the next 35-50 days, so prepare your teams accordingly.” This of course sits nicely with the rumored October 7 release date.

As well as this, Christian Zibreg over on 9to5Mac also reports on this AT&T development and also notes how it also fits with recent AT&T data speed throttling planned for early October. AT&T also plans to introduce a new tier of phone insurance at a higher rate from October 4, which would also be just in time for the iPhone release. We don’t think that’s a coincidence.

It looks as though the iPhone 5 release is getting closer then but we still wonder how long it will be before we get any official confirmation, although as usual Apple is likely to keep everyone waiting. It is still likely to be released after the Motorola Droid Bionic and Samsung Galaxy S II stateside though, so we wonder how many potential iPhone sales might be lost to those two smartphones? We’d like to hear your thoughts on this so send us your comments.