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MacRumors
Sep 9, 2011, 03:00 PM
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Following on today's fresh claims (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/09/sprint-to-launch-iphone-5-with-unlimited-data-next-month/) of Sprint launching the iPhone 5 by "mid-October", reportedly with unlimited data plans, Sprintfeed now shares a purported internal Sprint memo (http://www.sprintfeed.com/2011/09/internal-memo-suggests-sprint-iphone-by-october-15th/) for employees noting that vacations have been blacked out for the period beginning September 30th and extending through October 15th.Due to the possibility of a major phone launch in October we are blacking out September 30th through October 15th.While the memo does not specifically mention the iPhone and describes the launch as only a "possibility", it does line up nicely with the claimed iPhone 5 launch.

Apple has traditionally launched new iPhone models on Thursdays or Fridays, making October 13th or 14th the closest likely dates to the rumored mid-October timeframe. That timeframe would be pushing the end of Sprint's blackout window, however, as customer demand would be expected to remain high for several days after launch. Other rumors have also suggested that the debut could come the prior week on October 6th or 7th.

Article Link: Sprint Blacking Out Employee Vacations for First Half of October? (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/09/sprint-blacking-out-employee-vacations-for-first-half-of-october/)



usptact
Sep 9, 2011, 03:03 PM
major whatever

iDuel
Sep 9, 2011, 03:10 PM
Okay.

Eddyisgreat
Sep 9, 2011, 03:15 PM
They might as well have said:
Due to the possibility of some srs bizzzzznizzzzzz aint nobody leaving' fer 2 weeks.

marcusj0015
Sep 9, 2011, 04:03 PM
My birthday... sexy.

that'd be awesome if the last Steve jobs iPhone came out on my birthday.

drober30
Sep 9, 2011, 04:05 PM
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If their only blocking off until the 15th, I'm hoping that means first week of October and not the second for the actual sale of the phone!

Hope they are allowing extra time after the intial launch.

marcusj0015
Sep 9, 2011, 04:28 PM
I'm hoping they release it on the 15th...

be the coolest birthday present from Apple EVAR!

kuwxman
Sep 9, 2011, 04:30 PM
We get it. Oct 15th is your birthday...

nyctravis
Sep 9, 2011, 04:32 PM
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Is it just me or does the SprintFeed logo look awfully crisp (photoshopped in?) compared to the blurrier text?

JDee
Sep 9, 2011, 04:42 PM
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Is it just me or does the SprintFeed logo look awfully crisp (photoshopped in?) compared to the blurrier text?

It's a watermark for a Sprint rumors site:

http://www.sprintfeed.com/2011/09/internal-memo-suggests-sprint-iphone-by-october-15th/

Senseotech
Sep 9, 2011, 04:43 PM
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Is it just me or does the SprintFeed logo look awfully crisp (photoshopped in?) compared to the blurrier text?

Sprintfeed is the source of the photo, so thats their watermark... It is photoshopped in, but on purpose...

Icedog
Sep 9, 2011, 04:43 PM
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Is it just me or does the SprintFeed logo look awfully crisp (photoshopped in?) compared to the blurrier text?

'sprint feed' is just the website's logo they pasted on top of cell phone photo.

blunti
Sep 9, 2011, 04:43 PM
so latest date for the new iphone is around oct 15. kewl

shaytmg
Sep 9, 2011, 04:50 PM
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I heard iPhone 5 is an exclusive to Sprint. :)

kvizzel
Sep 9, 2011, 04:52 PM
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Is it just me or does the SprintFeed logo look awfully crisp (photoshopped in?) compared to the blurrier text?

are you serious :eek:

ucmj22
Sep 9, 2011, 05:06 PM
anyone else think that "sprint feed" logo looks fake as hell? the text below it is kind of blurry, but the logo is nice and crisp...? I dont know why they would lie, I'm just sayin... it looks fake.

Edit: "Sprintfeed is the source of the photo, so thats their watermark... It is photoshopped in, but on purpose..."

oops, didnt see this, that makes sense.

VolceOntra
Sep 9, 2011, 05:08 PM
Wow. People don't understand what a watermark is.

wolfshades
Sep 9, 2011, 05:12 PM
I keep wondering what else Apple can do to help part us from our money. Bringing out an iPhone 5 with 64 GBS of storage would do it for me. Or better yet - provide for SD capability(*1).


*1 not going to happen.

BC2009
Sep 9, 2011, 05:32 PM
anticipation is driving me nuts.

i can't wait to see what features my next phone is going to have and what it is going to look like.

i wonder if the chairman of the board will present it on stage?

nyctravis
Sep 9, 2011, 06:31 PM
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Is it just me or does the SprintFeed logo look awfully crisp (photoshopped in?) compared to the blurrier text?

It's a watermark for a Sprint rumors site:

http://www.sprintfeed.com/2011/09/internal-memo-suggests-sprint-iphone-by-october-15th/

D'oh! Thx :)

nyctravis
Sep 9, 2011, 06:34 PM
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Wow. People don't understand what a watermark is.

I know what a watermark is, it was a genuine question. Stupid mistake, yes, but no need to be insulting. Sometimes the things right under your nose are the hardest to see.

Shrink
Sep 9, 2011, 06:47 PM
My birthday... sexy.

that'd be awesome if the last Steve jobs iPhone came out on my birthday.

I'm hoping they release it on the 15th...

be the coolest birthday present from Apple EVAR!

We get it. Oct 15th is your birthday...

Anybody else with a birthday? We could all have a little party or something. ;) :D

shartypants
Sep 9, 2011, 06:53 PM
More mouth watering news, I want my iPhone 5! :)

charlituna
Sep 9, 2011, 07:28 PM
when the hearing date for the whole Samsung thing. Cause it would be a riot if it just before those dates and they are actually talking about some Galaxy phone

Rocketman
Sep 9, 2011, 07:41 PM
Check out the first 5-9 messages. Interesting they are counter-factual and counter-message. One wonders if they are paid to post or if they do so with a clear agenda entirely on their own.

I wonder knot.

Phunnie.

bigpics
Sep 9, 2011, 08:02 PM
so latest date for the new iphone is around oct 15. kewl
I'm begging.

Just make an announcement, Apple, puh-leeeze!! Just make an announcement that you're going to make an announcement even.....

I'm on phone fumes here plus, with the near death of my old Mac notebook (works around the house, but won't travel no more), I have no net access on the road (and - since I keep my computers 4-6 years, won't until Apple releases what I expect is going to be a new form factor 15" MBP in early 2012!

Starting with a new iPhone and iOS5, followed by a polished mid-point version of Lion, a wrung out iCloud by then, the first affordable line of TB-equipped gear and later an iPad 3 with likely retina rez, I'm ready to get with the whole new program here as each next gen of these 3 devices are released.

I'm refreshing Mac sites 3 times a day waiting for the word....

...I even get how people stand in line and all.....

brianbunge
Sep 9, 2011, 08:03 PM
Anybody else with a birthday? We could all have a little party or something. ;) :D

Yeah, the big 4-0 for me on the 13th!

Shrink
Sep 9, 2011, 08:23 PM
Yeah, the big 4-0 for me on the 13th!

Mazel Tov, youngster. :D ;)

toddybody
Sep 9, 2011, 08:52 PM
Oh Hells yeah:cool: Wait, uhh...does this have something to do with Apple?

koolzero
Sep 9, 2011, 09:03 PM
I think it could be released as soon as the 30th which is Friday. I think this would make the most sense because it will be crazy busy after the launch and they want their employees to be available.

The Beatles
Sep 10, 2011, 02:26 AM
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Is it just me or does the SprintFeed logo look awfully crisp (photoshopped in?) compared to the blurrier text?

Sprintfeed is the source of the photo, so thats their watermark... It is photoshopped in, but on purpose...

Hahaha nice Photoshop perceptions skills! Thinking a water mark is a bad Photoshop job. :D

The Beatles
Sep 10, 2011, 02:29 AM
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Delete

The Beatles
Sep 10, 2011, 02:33 AM
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Wow. People don't understand what a watermark is.

I know what a watermark is, it was a genuine question. Stupid mistake, yes, but no need to be insulting. Sometimes the things right under your nose are the hardest to see.

Like your brain? LOL. alright, alright. Too much fresh air with the window open tonight.

captain kaos
Sep 10, 2011, 08:30 AM
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Is it just me or does the SprintFeed logo look awfully crisp (photoshopped in?) compared to the blurrier text?

Actually you're right, it is! I say fake on this story. Really, we're all so worked up about this release we'll jump on anything made up. I think we need to step back a bit and breath! :D

m9enus
Sep 10, 2011, 09:25 AM
hi ppl, not sure if this is relevant, but found this small change on apple store, the offer for $100 of apps, music, etc when buying mac for college ends on 9/20

jelew1985
Sep 10, 2011, 09:52 AM
If they are blacking out those few weeks, then it would make much more sense that the phone would be released Sept 30 not at the end of the blackout period. If they were to release it after the blackout period, that would be allowing employees to take vacation during a critical sales period.

DESNOS
Sep 10, 2011, 11:55 AM
Major phone launch? So they're blacking out for HTC phones or something? :D If this isn't the iPhone, then I don't know what else it could be. No other phone ever gets that kind of attention.

EDIT: Just to encourage repetitiveness, I have just this to say regarding the watermarked photo: That logo is a watermark. Thank you.

EDIT2: I will say this though: The placement of the watermark is rather unconventional. Generally it's placed quietly in a corner or something rather than smack in the middle of the image like that. Its placement also makes it look like it may actually belong to the image (I know it doesn't, calm down). It is understandable. I never heard of the site either, and the name is something that would fit an internal "Sprint Feed", so...

FortMOney
Sep 10, 2011, 10:55 PM
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Well, MY birthday is the 9th, so how about a 7th release please?

KeyDemo
Sep 11, 2011, 02:08 AM
Anybody else with a birthday? We could all have a little party or something. ;) :D

Mines Friday, Oct. 14th and that's when it's going to be released to E'RYBODY! :D

>Lights candles...<:p

Tigger11
Sep 11, 2011, 12:10 PM
Mines Friday, Oct. 14th and that's when it's going to be released to E'RYBODY! :D

>Lights candles...<:p

Nope.

Invitations this week, 15th-16th

Announcement on the 20th or 21st

And the Phones will be out by the October 7 (it could actually show up on Sept 30), Sprint isn't going to black out the first two weeks and not get the phone till the day the blackout goes off, that doesnt help them at all.
-Tig

eNcrypTioN
Sep 11, 2011, 02:25 PM
Can't wait to see what happens this week. Hopefully Apple will send out the invites so we'll be one step closer to seeing what the next iPhone looks like and what carriers will carry it.

I have a good feeling that the blackout is for the Sprint iPhone. I've been a Sprint customer for 10+ years so this is going to be great for me.

DaBlakkBear
Sep 11, 2011, 09:31 PM
I wonder when Nextel is going to get their own version of an iPhone. You know it will look like a brick phone. :apple:Nextel..lol