iPhone 5 Pre Sale To Start October 7th
Ok, so we’ve got a pretty good idea that the iPhone 5 keynote speech is going to officially happen no October 4th. But what about pre sales for the iPhone 5?
Well, we also know from what I wrote yesterday that Apple is blocking vacations for employees on and around October 14th. So with the iPhone 5 keynote happening on October4th, which is a Tuesday, and with Apple blocking employee vacations on the 14th which is the following Friday, I would say that puts iPhone 5 presales opening up on October 7th which is the Friday following the iPhone 5 keynote speech.
October 7th for iPhone 5 pre sales only makes sense considering that 1) it’s a Friday and the start of a weekend, which implies that weekends are heavier shopping days, and 2) that gives Apple one whole week of pre sales prior to opening the doors in all of the retail locations, which to date are Apple Stores, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Best Buy – and that’s just here in the United States.
But it also looks like Apple is on the same timeline internationally as well. I wrote last week, prior to us knowing about the new October 4th keynote date, that China Telecom was getting ready to take pre orders for the iPhone 5 on September 30th and start selling the device on October 4th – the exact same timeframe that’s been speculated here in the United States.
With Apple taking the approach of even having pre sales for the iPhone 5, and launching the device internationally on the same schedule as the U.S. launch, you wouldn’t think we’d be hearing rumors about problems in the production line. But news is rampant about how Apple is struggling with manufacturing for the iPhone 5.
As recent as Friday, there’s been talk about how defects in the iPhone 5 touch panel have been dramatically hindering production.
I’m sure that with the predicted iPhone 5 keynote speech being about a week away, we’ll hear a lot more solid information this coming week. So stay tuned right here at iPhone5is.com for the latest and greatest.