Sep 05

iPhone 5 Arrives For Network Testing



The iPhone 5 has been sent out in sealed boxes to networks according to a report from The Guardian. The broadsheet claims to have spoken with anonymous sources who revealed that the upcoming device is on its way to service providers for testing, suggesting that a UK release could be imminent.
Tech editor at the paper Charles Arthur reported: “My carrier sources tell me that the boxes in which the new iPhone hardware is encased have been transported to carriers for testing.
“It’s very high security, as you can 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.”
The whole operation sounds typically Apple, with the firm taking every precaution to ensure that every detail of  iPhone 5 is kept secret until it’s officially announced.
Although the jury’s still out on when exactly the big reveal will take place, the information received by The Guardian indicates that the mooted smartphone is on track for a September release, as the network testing stage is one of the final phases that mobile devices go through before launch.