iPhone 5 sent for testing in sealed boxes

High security as networks gets hands on new iPhone

Report suggests phone will be released in September, not October.

The iPhone 5 is being sent out to mobile networks for testing, according to a report in The Guardian. However, security is so tight that the phone is being delivered in a sealed box and even then is wrapped in a dummy case to prevent images of the device leaking online.

Network sources have told The Guardian’s Charles Arthur that the phones are now in their labs. That means they can now put it through its paces for a month at least before release.

Arthur also claims that the iPhone 5 will hit shelves in September, not October as some tittle tattle has claimed this week. Why? Because there’s no way Apple will want to miss out on sales in the run up to Christmas. He cites Steve Jobs stating in 2005 that every week in the pre-Christmas period is vital.

There’s no doubting that as the rumours reach fever pitch, the iPhone 5 is getting very close to reality. Get all the latest news and gossip from us on our Facebook and Twitter pages.