iPhone 5: Job Posting Spurs Summer Release-Date Speculation

A job posting this week has raised further speculation that Apple could release the iPhone 5 later this summer.

Appearing several times on employment website, the job posting requests full-time iPhone Sales Staff for an exciting project to work 5 days a week (Tuesday-Saturday) for the period 16th August 29th October within key retail stores.” Each post dated July 12 covers a different area of the U.K., including: Portsmouth, Hampshire; Chelmsford, Essex; and Crawley, West Sussex; among other locations.

Among the skills recruiter Gekko Ltd is seeking in the job post: Experience of selling/promoting mobile phones or possess advanced user experience of iPhones.”

One of the sales persons responsibilities will be working closely alongside both management and staff within the store to generate and grow iPhone sales to ensure sales targets are met.”

Many analysts and others have hypothesized that the iPhone 5 could arrive in the early fall or perhaps as early as late summer. The job posting only fuels the fervor over a potential hardware update from Apple one of the worlds most successful public companies boasting a portfolio of renowned consumer electronics devices, a market capitalization of $331.2 billion and a creative retail model that is the envy of its competitors.

The Silicon Valley giant has remained tight-lipped as usual about its iPhone development plans.

But Apple could provide some clues as to plans when it conducts a conference call with the financial community on Tuesday, July 19, to discuss its quarterly results.

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