Apple Blacking Out Vacations For iPhone 5 Launch On October 14th?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Apple Blacking Out Vacations For iPhone 5 Launch On October 14th?

AppleInsider reports that Apple has been quietly denying vacation requests for employees during the second week of October, indicating that Apple may be preparing for the hugely anticipated iPhone 5 launch.

Apple is expected to unveil iPhone 5 at a media event on October 4th.
AppleInsider reports:

 iPhone 5 Apple is quietly denying requests for employee vacations during the second week of October, hinting that the company currently anticipates an influx of customers to its stores around that time related to availability of its new iOS 5 and fifth-generation iPhone products.

AppleInsider goes on to add:


More specifically, the iPhone maker has in some locations blacked out vacation time for employees from October 9th through 12th and October 14th through 15th, according to people familiar with the matter.

The blacked out vacation time for employees from October 9th to October 12th, could be for the launch of iOS 5 and iCloud. According to a report last week, Apple has informed AppleCare customer service staff to expect a large number of iOS related calls on October 10th, which strongly indicated that Apple will release iOS 5 and iCloud on that date.
The reason for blacked out vacation time for employees from October 14th to October 15th could be for the iPhone 5 launch, which is in line with our prediction based on previous lag times between unveiling and releasing.
We can't wait to get our hands on Apple's fifth generation iPhone. What about you?