AT&T Move Fuels iPhone Launch Date Rumors
More evidence has emerged that seems to confirm a late September launch date for Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) next-generation iPhones. According to insider sources cited by BGR, AT&T (NYSE:T) has blacked out employee vacation days for the second half of September.
Although no reason was provided for the blackout dates, it is quite likely that the action is related to the upcoming launch of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. BGR’s sources note that AT&T has no other significant device launches during this time period that would require extra employees.
AT&T has also implemented similar blackout periods for iPhone launch events in previous years. Apple has been widely rumored to be unveiling two new iPhone models at a media event on September 10. However, the next-generation iPhones aren’t expected to be available for purchase until September 20.