iPhone 5 only a day away, even Best Buy reportedly getting ready...

If these pictures are accurate, and we're being flooded by so many tips this week it's getting harder and hared to parse, it seems like everyone and their biggest big box chain are getting ready for iPhone 5 tomorrow. These come by way of a Mobile Nations source, and, yes, the box clearly says iPhone 5, but who knows if that's an official name or just an in-store place-holder Best Buy is using?

The dates read September 18 to October 27, 2012. The iPhone event is scheduled for September 12 and iMore has previously reported the planned release date as September 21.

One more picture below. We'll find out for sure when Tim Cook and co. take the stage.

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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iPhone 5 only a day away, even Best Buy reportedly getting ready...


So it's safe to say that the new iPhone will be called the iPhone 5 ;)

Great find Rene, always with the latest Apple news.

It will be a busy week for you guys. Load up on the Starbucks.

Like the article says, "iPhone 5" is likely just a placeholder. No one knows what the new iPhone will be called until it's announced on stage. Given the iPad's new name, the new iPhone will most likely be called simply "The New iPhone". Time will tell...

I think the 'new iPad' idea is great right now. But when you're trying to buy parts or get tech support two years from now, it'll be a nightmare.

"What iPad are you using?"
"The new iPad"
"The New new iPad?"
"No the oldest new iPad. Not the new new one or the new new new one. The one from 2012"
"You mean the iPad 2?"

I saw a picture of a woman holding, what seemed to be, "The New iPhone" cut out boxes for the device that someone posted on an article from a couple days ago. Who knows.