AppleCare Prep for iOS 5 Release Date

The AppleCare division has been instructed to prepare for an influx of calls on October 10. No reasons are given although the timing seems to fall right inline with the rumoured iOS 5 release date.

Although the information about the AppleCare team is just based on a report, it is likely to be correct due to the timing. What we don’t know at the moment is the release date of the iPhone 5 which although expected on the same date as iOS 5, Apple could potentially release the new smartphone shortly after the operating system arrives.

…one person familiar with the matter said his local AppleCare call center has been told to expect an eightfold increase in customer calls on that day, and that staff are being advised ahead of time for the increased traffic.

As mentioned above, it isn’t clear if the iPhone 5 release date will match the iOS 5 release date as past versions have seen the software arrive Monday followed a few days later by the next generation hardware. So perhaps this also puts the release date of the iPhone 5 on Thursday 13th October 2011.

We expect an announcement any week now. As soon as we get notification of an event we’ll let you know.


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