While speculation regarding the iPhone 5 continues to spin wild and free, it appears that Canadian wireless carrier Rogers is expecting the iPhone 5 very very soon, as they’ve already began pre-launch training for their employees.
According to an internal memo from Rogers, entitled “Coming Soon: iPhone pre-launch,” employees are instructed to complete a 45-minute self-study training couse starting today, August 11. This type of training is useful to ensure as smooth of a launch as possible on the carrier’s end. The text from the memo reads as follows:
As of August 11th, the training for the iPhone pre-launch will start. Please complete this training once notified by the Just in Time (JIT) training coordinator in your site. The module is a 45 minute self-study; please make sure to complete the following training: iPhone Pre-Launch Training – Rogers Wireless 2011.
When Rogers begun pre-launch training for the iPhone 4 last year, they did so on July 12th, with the iPhone 4 actually being released on July 30th. This reflects almost the exact same amount of time until September begins, potentially strengthening rumors of an early September release for the iPhone 5.