iPhone 5 September 21st Release Date Confirmed By AT&T Vacation Blackout


27.08.2012

iPhone 5 September 21st Release Date Confirmed By AT&T Vacation Blackout

Sources inside AT&T reported a week ago that the carrier’s staff have been given a vacation blackout for last week of September. Today, a different source is confirming AT&T vacation blackout that further confirms that the iPhone 5 commercial release date was set for late September.

This time a source close to AT&T is quoted by the guys at TechCunch, confirming that the carrier’s staff has been given a vacation blackout from September 21st to September 30th, the blackout being recognized to the one enforced for the Verizon employees. The training for an “iconic” product have already begun at AT&T, and the device can’t be anything else but the new iPhone 5.

Rumor has it that the iPhone 5 will be unveiled on September 12st, during an official Apple event, but the rumors haven’t been confirmed by the PR team of the US-based phone maker.

A week ago, BGR was confirming that the iPhone 5 will become available for purchase late September in AT&T stores. The US-based carrier is getting ready to launch the new iOS-powered smartphone during the third or forth week of September, as the AT&T employees have been notified that a vacation blackout will be enforced for the last two weeks of September.

On the other hand, a source close to another big US-based carrier, Verizon, said that between September 21st – September 30th, the staff has been given a vacation blackout. The latest rumors regarding the iPhone 5 launch are indicating that the terminal will be introduced on September 12th and that it will hit the US market on September 21st, while the Europeans and the customers living in other areas will be able to purchase the smartphone starting October 5th.

The vacation blackouts for the staff of the US carriers are usually enforced ahead of the Apple product launches, making as obvious as possible that Apple will launch the new iPhone 5 in late September. The pre-orders for the next-gen Apple smartphone will debut on September 12th.

As of now, it is a certitude that the iPhone 5 US launch was set for September 21st. Anyway, the Apple officials haven’t confirmed, nor denied that the iPhone 5 release date is September 21st, but it seems that they don’t even need to, as others are confirming it for them.

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