AppleInsider has just reported that one of their source connected to AppleCare customer service center has informed them that they’ve been told to expect a large number of iOS related calls on October 10th, which strongly suggests that Apple will release iOS 5 and iCloud on that data.
For instance, 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.
The person could not say with any certainty what will be released on that Monday, but noted that the increase in call volume is related to iOS. This led them to speculate that Apple could release iOS 5 and iCloud on Oct. 10.
If we take a look at the last two years:
- In 2009 – iPhone OS 3.0 was released on Wednesday, June 17 – two days before the iPhone 3GS went on sale.
- In 2010 – iOS 4 was released on Monday, June 21, before the Thursday launch of the iPhone 4.
Apple usually releases the next generation iOS a few days before the launch of the next generation iPhone. Apple prefers to launch the next generation iPhone on a Thursday or Friday, which means that if iOS 5 is released on October 10th, iPhone 5 could be released either on October 13th or 14th.
Unfortunately, October can’t come soon enough.