iPhone 5 reservations kick off

German network starts prerelease programme for iPhone 5

First come, first served tickets for iPhone 5 being handed out by Deutsche Telekom.

Deutsche Telekom has become the first network to offer punters the chance to reserve an iPhone 5, even though the next-gen Apple handset hasn’t been made official. The network has confirmed the plans, which were leaked by a German iPhone blog last week.

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German phone lovers who want an iPhone 5 will be able to pick up a reservation coupon from Deutsche Telekom stores as of today. A spokesman for the network said it would not hand over details of the new device or its release date.

The German carrier says it’s making the move to stop any bottlenecks when the phone does get released, with a mad rush for the long overdue mobile expected. The iPhone 5 is said to pack an 8 megapixel camera, larger screen and speedier A5 chipset.

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