Apple Getting Retail Staff Ready for iOS 5, iCloud and iPhone 5

Fall is already here, and according to earlier Apple rumors, that means iOS 5 and iCloud are almost here. Or, are they?

There is already movement over at Apple’s retail stores, where it seems that training has already begun for iOS 5 and the highly awaited iCloud service.

Apple has already started a series of instructional guides that are supposed to roll out over the “coming weeks”. Does this mean the launch of iPhone 5, iOS 5 and iCloud are only a few weeks away?

According to 9to5Mac, Apple has started the educational process amongst its employees. Based on the leaked image (below), this could certainly mean that Apple plans to release iOS 5 and the iPhone 5 in October.

Apple usually rolls out training of new products and major software releases a couple of weeks prior to a major product launch. Let’s not forget that iOS 5 beta 6 and 7 have focused on fixing some basic flaws and bringing closer the integration between Mac OS and iCloud features.

In addition, the folks over at This is my next received a message (see image below) that was passed by BestBuy to its employees indicating store managers to have employees on-hand at 6AM on Friday, October 21 so that an important “Apple fixture” can be installed on displays.

We’re only 4 weeks away from October. Apple seems to be already on the move preparing for the last quarter of 2011. It’s hard to point a specific launch date, but it seems that within the next 8 weeks Apple will surprise all of us with the new iPhone 5, iOS 5, and iCloud. Stay tuned!

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  • http://twitter.com/kiroga172 Kiroga Flores

    Apple will surprise all of us with the new iPhone 5? maybe for the iphone 4gs

  • Anonymous

    Check your local calendar; technically it is still summer for 18 more days.

  • Anonymous

    I think it will be a 5, not 4x as there is a huge amount of privacy and the recent loss of the new prototype sparked some serious sh*t

  • Anonymous

    I think it will be a 5, not 4x as there is a huge amount of privacy and the recent loss of the new prototype sparked some serious sh*t