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CNet UK reports that Apple UK seems to be increasing its retail store staffing for the period of August 16th to October 29th, 2011.
The post, which was sent to us by a tipster, asks for "full-time iPhone Sales Staff for an exciting project to work 5 days a week (Tuesday-Saturday) for the period 16th August - 29th October within key retail stores". The posting appears several times on Reed, with each post covering a different area of the UK.
The increased iPhone staffing, of course, triggers speculation that Apple may be launching a new iPhone during that time period. The window is fairly large spanning August through October, but coincides nicely with circulating rumors. Apple has been long rumored to be introducing the iPhone 5 in or around September.

The job listing was posted on July 12th and lists the Job Type as "temporary". The work involves selling/promiting mobile phones to generate and grow iPhone sales to ensure sales targets are met. A 4 day training event is required that dates from August 9th - 12th.

Article Link: Apple Increasing iPhone Retail Staffing From August Through October
 

coasterswim

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Assuming two weeks between the announcement of the iPhone and release, and at least a week between invites and the announcement, that means we'd have to hear of the event by about two weeks from today.
 

RafaelT

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August 16th is a Tuesday..... I think this may be the most telling rumor yet.
 

hppy29

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The advert says location Ipswich Suffolk... no apple stores for miles around, the town has one reseller and all the other mobile operator stores... The apple reseller is always advertising for staff... the o2 store ignore iphone customers... to try and sell Blueberrys ;-)
 

SilianRail

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Preorder through AT&T/Verizon and have it arrive on your doorstep on launch day. There is NO reason to stand in line for days/hours.
 

korndawg

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This is what BGR's "source" leaked to them along with a totally redesigned iphone. Could they have been right?
 

slu

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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

Not news. Not telling in any way. There will be a new iPhone this fall, but this "rumor" doesn't indicate anything, either way.
 

MarximusMG

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Interesting. Seems like Apple is really expecting a lot of sales. I'm now just curious to see how much of an upgrade to the current iPhone this will be.
 

bentindy

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Not Recruiting for Apple Retail Stores

Gekko is a field recruiting agency, They are not recruiting for temporary workers for Apple Retail stores they are recruiting for people to work within carrier stores such as orange stores and vodafone stores. Apple does not recruit any employee's through external agencies.

People applying for this position will be working as promotors inside selected stores around the country but will not be working with Apple's own Retail stores.
 
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