October 4th release for iPhone 5 signaled by AT&T?

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The release date of the iPhone 5 is still unknown, and is just the way that Apple likes it. Some phone makers like to announce their new arrivals, whereas Apple does not, and it looks as though Samsung has started to do the same with their Galaxy S II. Anyway, getting back to the subject in hand, it seems that the new iPhone 5 could be released on October 4th.

Now we do not know this for certain, as we are just going by what has been signaled by AT&T in a recent announcement. Now it is not what you think, they have not come out and said that the fifth-generation iPhone will be launched on said date. We have just learned from 9 to 5 Mac that AT&T is to launch a phone database that will require you to get an increased rate of insurance.

Yes, you guessed it, the date that this will happen is on October 4th. Now why would the carrier mention the iPhone and not any of their other handsets? We still have a way to go before we hear anything from Apple about the launch of the iPhone 5 or whatever name it will go by. 9 to 5 Mac does advise you to buy some new insurance soon, before the price goes up.

Now that the iPhone will move up to Tier 3 one has to wonder if the price of the new iPhone will increase? Why would they feel the need to increase the premium, although we do know how insurance companies like to take every last cent from us? We have seen this with auto insurance, so why not go for the thing that most of us use, and that is the smartphone.

I am lucky that my bank insures mine and my wife’s phone, but most are not lucky enough to get this perk. Some of you risk not getting insurance, but AT&T know that we spend a small fortune on these handsets, so more of you are now beginning to protect your phone against accidents and if it gets stolen and then used to run up a huge bill.

This could all be a coincidence, but it does seem a little strange. We still find it funny how the rumors of 4G support for the iPhone 5 keeps coming up, but we have explained in a recent post that this will not happen – but it could in 2012 with the iPhone 6. We just hope that Apple does not get left behind; although at least there will be greater coverage.

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