O2 secrecy over UK iPhone 5 release date

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The iPhone 5 is widely thought to be coming sometime next month, even though there is no official word from Apple that any such device is planned. Only a few days ago we told you about the Vodafone product pages that were advertising the Sure Signal booster. The product listing had a variety of compatible devices, which included the iPhone 5 and details of the product such as storage options. Now today with the iPhone 5 release date are O2 the next carrier to give the game away?

KnowYourMobile have an article that claims they have been contacted by a source who claims to have spoken with a representative from UK mobile carrier O2. This conversation allegedly involves the proposed release date for the iPhone 5, and the O2 employee said the device will be coming to the UK on October 21st.

While there has been plenty of speculation the handset was coming during October, we haven’t heard an actual date for that month. If the news is true Apple will be pretty miffed that carriers are leaking information before the new flagship smartphone is even revealed to the world.

Only yesterday we had reports that the iOS 5 operating system had begun being sent out to iPhone 5 assemblers for installation. This followed news that the software was already in the hands of carriers for final testing ahead of release.

There are many consumers who already have Apple mobile devices that are looking forward to the release of iOS 5 and the new features it will provide. The O2 staff member didn’t reveal any information regarding the iPhone 5 except the date. Apple iPhone fans are hoping for a bigger display and improved camera amongst the new features of the iPhone 5.

Hopefully there will be no issues surrounding the antenna and the devices signal this time round, unlike what we saw with the iPhone 4. If O2 has let the cat out of the bag, they can expect to be hearing from Apple pretty soon.

Do you think an October 21st date for the iPhone 5 is realistic?

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