Best Buy Leaks Possible iPhone 5 Release Date

Two Best Buy leaks revealed that they are prepping for the iPhone 5 to arrive in October. An internal memo published by BGR states that iPhone 5 pre-sales are expected to start in the first week of the month, and that store managers should also prepare themselves for a Sprint iPhone to be released. In August, The Wall Street Journal broke the news that Sprint would be the next carrier to offer Apple devices, like their own version of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. The leaked document did not mention the rumored T-Mobile iPhone, and added that “release dates are subject to change.”

The second Best Buy leak, published by Thisismynext, shows a delivery confirmation for an “Apple fixture” to be installed at a Best Buy location on October 21, 2011. The Thisismynext tipster says this “isn’t a run-of-the-mill installation for the big box,” and a similar event took place for the iPhone 4. He also added that Best Buy Mobile managers are meeting on October 10th to “discuss upcoming BIG release dates.”

Best Buy is probably just going along with the consensus that the iPhone 5 will be here sometime mid-October, and not on inside information. But unlike tech blogs who can speculate all they want about new iPhone launches, Best Buy probably has to be a little bit more selective with their hunches.