Apple’s iOS 5 with support for the iCloud has been rumored for an early October launch, but now we may have a more concrete date of October 10. According to a source familiar with the situation, AppleCare call centers are expecting an unusually high amount of tech support calls starting that day.
The source claims that his local AppleCare call center has been warned to expect an eightfold increase in customer calls on October 10. The person could not confirm exactly what would be released on that Monday, except that it would be iOS related. Hence, they assume it could be the release of iOS 5 and the iCloud.
Other previous rumors have pointed to October 7 as the unveiling date, which is still highly possible. Apple has released iOS updates prior to a new iPhone in the past. Therefore, iOS 5 could potentially be announced on October 7, then publicly rolled out on October 10, before the rumored October 15 launch of the iPhone 5 and next-gen iPod touch.
Reports surfaced yesterday that the golden master version of iOS 5 will be shipped to assemblers starting next week, which further supports a mid-October launch for the iPhone 5.