As was the case prior to the launch of the iPhone 4S, some confident European carriers have begun issuing pre-order reservation tickets for the next generation iPhone 5. Despite the fact that the existence of the device has not yet been announced or confirmed by Apple, German carrier Deutsche Telekom is offering pre-order reservation tickets from today (iphone-ticker.de via 9to5Mac).
The tickets that are being issued, from August 14, give the customer the guarantee that they will receive a new iPhone by super fast express delivery on the first day that it is made available. That does not necessarily mean launch day however, it simply means the first day that enough iPhone units are made available to that carrier. The carrier does not give the new device a name rather ‘a new smartphone that is coming soon’.
Obviously this carrier is getting a little worried about supply issues, and is following hot on the heels of commerce site Taobao which started accepting pre-orders for the rumored iPhone last month.