Lets admit it, as bargain hunters we almost absolutely never recommend our friends and family to go directly to an Apple store to buy Apple products. (Unless is a friend or family you dislike) As many may already know re-sellers are probably the best place to be when finding an deal for an Apple product. Whether it'd be Macmall, Best Buy, Amazon, or even eBay (Reputable Seller).
So what's the sign that iPhone 5 is coming out? Well, for the Apple store, they will eventually run into a shortage of the latest iPhone (this has NOT happened yet). Another sign of the iPhone 5 coming out soon is re-sellers like Fry's Electronics, Best Buys, Target dropping the price to the latest iPhone 4S. Fry's Electronics was the first ones to drop their price in the beginning of the month from $169, $249, and $269 for an 16gb, 32GB and 64GB respectively. That is a whopping $30 off, 50 off and $120 off the latest iPhone 4S! This week, AT&T and Verizone have dropped the prices to the iPhone 4S (16GB) to $179 while Sprint has it for $149. According to PC magazine, Apple stores is now price matching the discounted iPhone prices to other major re-sellers and carriers. Lastly, another sign of the iPhone 5 coming is rumors. The more rumors and buzz the iPhone 5 has, that's a strong sign of that the iPhone 5 is coming out real soon. Whether the rumor is really right or wrong, that will be yet to determined.
The latest rumor is coming from Macrumors is that AT&T will be having an all-hands-on-deck policy towards the third and fourth week of September. The all-hands-on-deck policy simply means vacation blackouts (no employees will be able to have a vacation during that time). Numerous sources have cited that the September 12th announcement is all but confirmed and that iMore.com is adding that the launch will take place Friday, September 21st. We will definitely know if the rumor is true as we get closer the September 12th.
good tips to look at..i personally thought it would come out in October, with the announcement in September..but with the whole all-hands-on-deck in late September..i'm pretty excited to see what happens.