Job Posting Sparks Rumors of August iPhone 5 Release
Although a September release date for the iPhone 5 has been widely accepted as truth for at least of month, a recent posting on a British job website has the blogosphere speculating about an earlier street date for the latest model of Apple’s popular smartphone. Could the iPhone 5 be in consumers’ hands in mid August?
“Apple, one of the largest consumer electronic hardware and software companies in the world are seeking full-time iPhone Sales Staff for an exciting project to work 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) for the period 15th August – 28th October within key retail stores,” a Reed.co.uk advertisement posted Tuesday announces.
Certainly, planning for and selling a new iPhone would be an exciting project for an Apple Store employee. According to Ian Paul with PC World, similar ads have been posted for various locations throughout the United Kingdom.
“It’s a pretty safe bet that Apple needs to increase its sales staff in advance of a new iPhone launch, and the U.K. is usually one of the launch countries for a new iPhone. But Aug. 16 might be a bit early for an iPhone launch. First of all, that’s a little more than one month away, and most reports are expecting the next iPhone in September at the earliest,” writes Paul. “There’s also the question of whether Apple would want an army of new employees handling the cash registers and working the sales floor on an iPhone launch day. If these new hires really are for an iPhone launch, it seems more likely they will have a few weeks to get in some practice time before the big day hits.”