Apple Fixture Installation at Best Buy on October 21st [iPhone Launch?]
Best Buy has an Apple fixture installation scheduled for October 21st which coincides with rumors of a mid October iPhone 5 launch, reports TIMN.
To be clear, this isn't a run-of-the-mill installation for the big box - our tipster tells us that the request that a manager be on-hand at 6AM is out of the ordinary (they usually show up at 7AM for inventory), and that a similar arrangement was scheduled for the iPhone 4 launch. While it seems strange that thousands of retail employees could potentially be clued into iPhone availability over six weeks in advance, the language in Best Buy's system is sufficiently vague so that it could technically be anything. It's just hard to ignore the correlation to the mid-October rumors, particularly when the Wall Street Journal's throwing its weight behind them.
TIMN also reports that Best Buy Mobile also has a meeting scheduled on October 10th to "discuss upcoming BIG release dates."
Previous rumors have pinpointed October 7th as a likely release date for the iPhone 5.