T-Mobile vacation blackout also hints at iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C launch on September 20


TmoNews reports that T-Mobile USA, Apple’s carrier partner in the U.S, has implemented a vacation blackout for its employees from September 20 to September 22.

This seems to indicate that T-Mobile is gearing up for the launch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on September 20 as we had predicted, and also reported by Japanese business newspaper Nikkei

During the blackout, T-Mobile employees won’t be able to apply for a vacation. Carriers have usually implemented blackouts for the release of Apple’s new iPhone to ensure they’re adequately staffed to handle the surge in traffic.

I’m hearing whispers T-Mobile is planning blackout dates between September 20th and 22nd. Like all good rumors, we should take this with the standard “subject to change” warning but my sources suggest this could be iPhone related. 

MacRumors points out that there have been conflicting reports about vacation blackouts at AT&T and Verizon, with some reports indicating it could be in October.

Apple is widely expected to unveil the highly anticipated iPhone 5S and the rumored iPhone 5C at the media event on September 10. Earlier today, Bloomberg reported that Apple will also launch iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 at the event, but it seems highly unlikely.

[Via TmoNews, MacRumors]

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