Apple's next iPhone model should arrive on the market in the United States in a little over five weeks, AT&T Vice President has just confirmed.
The leading wireless carrier expects to have the new mobile device, none other than the long-rumored iPhone 5, it seems, available in about 35-50 days, sources familiar with the matter unveiled.
The operator's VP reportedly said that the iPhone 5 is set to hit the shelves at AT&T in early October, which is roughly one month and a half away.
Apparently, the VP announced a group of managers that they should be getting their employees ready for the new launch.
“Expect things to get really, really busy in the next 35-50 days, so prepare your teams accordingly,” AT&T's Vice President said, BGR reports.
The availability time frame for the new Apple device is in line with previous reports on the matter, which suggested that Apple might be considering the release of this new handset in late Q3.
However, it seems that this might not be the previously rumored LTE-capable iPhone device that many enthusiasts might be waiting for to hit the market.
Apple is set to embrace the fourth-generation wireless technology too, but the device that would include it inside might not be released until early 2012.
Instead, the Cupertino-based company is expected to launch a HSPA+ iPhone model this fall, one that would include support for CDMA networks as well, making it the first such handset from Apple to sport global connectivity.
However, the LTE-powered iPhone model will be able to connect to more than just one network in the US, since both AT&T and Verizon will have such services in place in October. Not to mention that Sprint too was considering the adoption of LTE.
For the time being, however, the one thing that was confirmed was that AT&T will be getting the new iPhone device in the very near future. Verizon too was said not too long ago to be planning a similar move, so things will soon get interesting, that's for sure.