According To Guardian, iPhone 5 Delivered To Carriers For Testing

The next iPhone will be released some time this fall and  the Guardian says that boxes in which the new iPhone hardware is encased have been delivered to carriers for testing. Apple will typically spend months testing a new product internally before any non-Apple employees can get anywhere near it and after pple’s testing is completed, the iPhone is handed over to the carriers to do their own (super-secret) testing. The boxes are rarely opened and most likely, if opened at all it is only by the highest ranking lab technicians at the carriers……………


In the past 24 hours, the intertubes have been abuzz even more than possible over the idea that the iPhone 5 will be delayed until October. This has come from no less authoritative a source than John Paczkowski at AllThingsD, the spinoff stand-alone weblog from the Wall Street Journal, and so meant to be an authoritative source. It’s absolutely possible that Paczkowski has nailed this and that the iPhone(s) will not land until October. Apple’s iOS5, which will obviously power the next iPhone version, is rolling towards a September release. Look, there’s even the web beta for iCloud. Guardian’s carrier sources tell that the boxes in which the new iPhone hardware is encased have been transported to carriers for testing. This is an important step in the release cycle for any phone. The next iPhones go for their testing inside locked and sealed boxes so that the carriers can carry out checks on their network compatibility in their labs. This is what led to Antennagate: there simply hadn’t been enough people outside Apple who had tried the iPhone 4 at length in its real form to discover the problems with its reception. You can bet that Apple has come up with some sneaky scheme that would instantly identify any leak of a phone photo from any of those testing labs and you wouldn’t want to be the carrier whose employee had done so. The new iPhones are in the system, which means they now just have to get approval – which will probably only take a few weeks at most nd can then be signed off for manufacturing.


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