Verizon Vacation Blackout Could Be iPhone 5 Release Date

We've heard plenty of rumors regarding the iPhone 5 announcement date, but far fewer as far the actual release date is concerned. Today brings us a new one, though, as it seems Verizon is discouraging employees from taking vacation days during the last week of September.

TechCrunch cites an inside source at Verizon who says the carrier has put an all-staff vacation blackout in place from Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 30. September 21 is roughly a week after the rumored September 12 announcement, which seems to gel with iPhone announce and release schedules of years gone by.

Apple, of course, has yet to send out invitations to any such event, but it's widely believed the company will announce the new iPhone (also referred to as 'iPhone 5') in September. The company last year ditched its June refresh cycle and delayed the iPhone 4S until October. The iPhone 4S was announced October 7 and hit stores a week later, on October 14.

As far as specs go, the iPhone 5 is rumored to boast a larger 4-inch display (compared to the 3.5-inch display in the old and current models), as well as 4G LTE connectivity.

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  • I remember over 2 years ago when HTC came out with EVO 4G phone with a 4.3 inch screen. It was awesome running 4G and a having a large display.

    Now over 2 years later, Apple has finally caught up and will be releasing its first 4G phone and larger display of 4 inches. WOW they are really ahead of the competition (sarcasm).

    Watch for the lines of the Apple commies to start camping in line for the one phone, one choice a year that Apple releases.
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  • eklipz330i don't understand why people need to be so hostile towards apple news. they act as if they raped their mothers and killed the rest of their family. deal with it.


    People are only hostile because of all the Apple bull crap and trying to stop sales of Android devices.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57496833-37/apple-samsungs-galaxy-nexus-a-copycat-of-iphone/

    You never see hostility between Android and Windows, only stupid Apple commies that think they are better than everyone else and have to try and stop competitiveness when they are losing and way behind in the game.
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  • subaru41People are only hostile because of all the Apple bull crap and trying to stop sales of Android devices.http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3- [...] of-iphone/You never see hostility between Android and Windows, only stupid Apple commies that think they are better than everyone else and have to try and stop competitiveness when they are losing and way behind in the game.


    Are you referring to all of the Apple patent trolling? That is why I cant stand Apple. I wish Apple would try to beat the competition in the market place and not in the courtroom. This whole patent rectangles and curves is ridiculous.
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  • I remember over 2 years ago when HTC came out with EVO 4G phone with a 4.3 inch screen. It was awesome running 4G and a having a large display.

    Now over 2 years later, Apple has finally caught up and will be releasing its first 4G phone and larger display of 4 inches. WOW they are really ahead of the competition (sarcasm).

    Watch for the lines of the Apple commies to start camping in line for the one phone, one choice a year that Apple releases.
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  • Good grief, if only the news networks would cover important issues half as thoroughly as Tom's covers every minuscule new detail about the iPhone 5. I'd love it if Apple's eventual announcement of the new iPhone is totally different than what all the leaks point to. Although that now seems unlikely.
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  • i don't understand why people need to be so hostile towards apple news. they act as if they raped their mothers and killed the rest of their family. deal with it.
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