Carriers are Already Testing the iPhone 5
In our early report, we hand you that AT&T might be testing the new iPhone 5 already and it’s sealed in camouflage-like case to hide the identity of the device. And this is now, supported with The Guardian claims that the iPhone 5 has been transported to carriers for their network compatibility testings. These are treated with maximum level of security that it was sealed and locked. Even when they do the test the hardware is housed in a dummy case to hide what is the actual phone, same as the aforementioned part in the AT&T rumor.
My carrier sources tell me 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. It’s very high security, as you could guess; my understanding is that barely anyone inside the carriers gets to open those boxes, and even when they do the hardware is encased in a dummy body which means there’s no clue to what the actual phone will do.
Accordingly, if this true –the iPhone 5 has been headed to carriers few weeks earlier, we do the post way back July 19th. So that make sense for the time table of September or early October release of the iPhone 5. Let’s just see what’s next.