Apple’s next-generation iPhone is about a month away from reality and carriers around the globe have begun taking steps towards the device’s launch. We heard a few weeks ago that the fifth-generation iPhone has appeared in carrier databases at couple of high-profile European iPhone carriers, and today we are hearing this once again: from Korea. We cannot absolutely confirm that the new device is in the KT (Korea Telecom) system, but it sounds and looks likely. We also heard it from two independent sources.

As you can see in the image above, the SKUs are being referred to internally as AIP5, which obviously stands for Apple iPhone 5. This is a level up from the iPhone 4’s SKU name: AIP4. The interesting part here is that both SKUs are attached to 16 GB and 32 GB capacities. These SKU capacities might be just place holders, so don’t lose hope for a 64 GB iPhone. You will see a third option in the screenshot above, 00, but this means the device is for unlocked iPhone users; not a third iPhone 5 model.

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