Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Verizon vacation ban may back September 21 iPhone launch

updated 04:33 pm EDT, Tue August 21, 2012

Blackout just little over one week

Verizon Wireless is blocking off vacations for all of its workers between September 21st and the 30th, according to a source in the company. Because carriers rarely institute this kind of ban, it's believed that the timeframe indicates when Apple will launch the next-generation iPhone. Recent rumors have, in fact, pointed to the 21st explicitly.

As for an announcement, a wider set of reports appear to agree that Apple will hold a press event on September 12th; preorders may even begin the same day. AT&T has also previously been reported as arranging a vacation blackout, but over a longer period of time, making it hard to pinpoint a launch date.

The period immediately after any iPhone launch is often extremely demanding on US carriers. Each company has to not only handle intense online and retail sales demand, but activations for anyone choosing their service, regardless of where a person bought their phone. In some past iPhone launches carriers have been completely swamped, forcing people to wait for hours before their phones would work. In recent years the situation has smoothed out.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Adesso Compagno X Bluetooth keyboard

The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn't been an easy for many consumers. Fro ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News