Nearing iPhone 5 launch prompts operator action
Vouchers from T-Mobile
World+Dog is gearing up for the iPhone 5.
Deutsche Telekom today said it will begin allotting the as yet unreleased - or even announced - handset to T-Mobile subscribers by handing those who ask for one a voucher entitling them to the phone when it finally goes on sale.
So said a DT spokesman who spoke to Bloomberg today.
How much the iPhone 5 will cost, DT can't - or won't - say. Nor provide any specs or other details. Equally, it can't force voucher holders to buy the phone after all.
When might it appear? According to a leaked Best Buy document presented by BGR, the iPhone 5 will ship during the first week of October.
The chain's crib-sheet says, on the page for week four of September: "iPhone 5 product introduction expected, pre-sales begin for expected October week one launch."
It also reveals that US operator Sprint will get the phone - despite seeming denials from the carrier itself. ®
Can we have a moratorium on iPhone 5 stories until it actually arrives - then once it ships a single review followed by no more than one story a week.
Failing that, please rename the site iPhone News
Re: market share
So, in other words you are saying that all the the iPhone4 owners you know are sufficiently happy with the iPhone series that they have stuck with the iPhone through 3 upgrades, whereas the users of other handsets that you are acquainted with are sufficiently unhappy with their phones that they are changing models regularly, presumably in search of something better.
I'm sure Apple can live with this.
You forgot some of the content
... "and that fanbois are still queuing up to buy them even though they do not know how much the iPhone 5 will cost or if it will have specs any better than the iPhone 4 they already undoubtedly have".
Why the hate?
I count 2 out of about 50 articles on the front page about the iPhone 5. There are also 2 about WebOS, and that's just gone! Like it or not, the forthcoming iPhone 5 will be a highly significant milestone in technology news this year. If you're not interested, don't bother to comment. If you dislike *other people* being interested, carry on as you are, or preferably, seek help.
The entire content of this "story" can be summed up as "some operators think they will have the unpriced, unspec'ed iphone five first week of October".
Well I think I'm going to drink a few beers in the first week of October, and maybe have a curry... Far more news worthy in my books.