We are starting to hear more reports that AT&T has placed vacation blackouts for many of their employees from September 21st to the 30th. Rumors indicate Apple will hold a press event on September 12th to unveil the next-gen iPhone, and TechCrunch is reporting these vacation blackouts are placed by AT&T so they wouldn’t conflict with a September 21st launch date.
According to TechCrunch’s sources:
We’ve received yet another bit of evidence confirming the next iPhone’s September 21 launch. According to an AT&T sales rep, AT&T staff has been given a vacation blackout from September 21 to September 30, just like Verizon employees. Our source also mentioned that blue carrier employees are undergoing training for an “iconic release.”
Earlier this month, BGR (Boy Genius Report) also claimed that AT&T is preventing employees from taking vacation during that period, further signaling a late September launch of the new iPhone.