A leaked screenshot showing an email to Best Buy Managers, most likely located in the United States, reveals that an “Apple fixture” will be installed on October 21st. Sure, something like this happens every week with all the various manufacturers that Best Buy represents – but this is different. First, it’s Apple. Second, managers are being asked to report to stores at 6:00am that day. According to This Is My Next, their tipster says that Managers usually show up for inventory at 7:00am and the last time an early start like this happened was for the iPhone 4 launch… thus, pointing towards an iPhone 5 release date of Friday, October 21st, 2011.
This mid-to-late October iPhone 5 release date is what the latest round of rumours suggest. Recently, John Paczkowski of AllThingsD stated that “So when can we expect the company to uncrate the iPhone 5? ‘October,’ the source said, while declining to offer a hard-launch date. Other sources said it will be later in the month, rather than earlier”.
So for now you can tentatively put October 21st in your calender as the iPhone 5 launch date. Ironically, a Google search for October 21, 2011 is also the day that some are predicting the world to end.
Source: This Is My Next