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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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T-Mobile Employee Blackout Dates Support September 20 iPhone Release Date




T-Mobile has implemented vacation blackout dates between September 20 and 22, reports TmoNews, potentially confirming a prospective September 20 release date for the iPhone 5S and 5C that was first leaked earlier this month by Japanese business newspaper Nikkei.

During the blackout period, employees will be unable to take vacation time to ensure that T-Mobile has adequate staff on hand for a large release event. Similar blackouts have been instituted for the launch of previous iPhone models and other high-profile products.

While MacRumors has heard reports of a September 20 blackout date for T-Mobile employees, reports from AT&T and Verizon employees have been conflicting, with some citing an October blackout period. Blackout dates are occasionally instituted for a broad range of dates and then narrowed down as a release date approaches and can also be subject to change based on Apple's exact event plans.

Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are both expected to be revealed at a September 10 event that has been confirmed by multiple sources, which makes September 20 a likely candidate for release as Apple typically launches its new phones in the United States and other markets approximately a week and a half after they are announced.

Last year, Apple announced the iPhone 5 at a media event on September 12, launching the phone several days later on September 21 in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Article Link: T-Mobile Employee Blackout Dates Support September 20 iPhone Release Date
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:38 PM   #2
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Looks like it's all but official. Only 13 days till the event!
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:39 PM   #3
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Lemme get my 5 on eBay asap
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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This fall is going to be an expensive one! iPhone 5S and PS4! Can't wait!
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:44 PM   #5
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This fall is going to be an expensive one! iPhone 5S and PS4! Can't wait!
PS4, rMBP and Mini 2 for me Really wish they spread it apart. May get the rMBP a bit later.
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:44 PM   #6
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This fall is going to be an expensive one! iPhone 5S and PS4! Can't wait!
Don't remind me!
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:48 PM   #7
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It's all falling into place. Just a matter of days before the army of new and updated products start being announced. With everything but the MacBook Air being updated it's going to be an exciting fall.
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:49 PM   #8
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launch date t-minus...

the new iPhone can't arrive soon enough!
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:51 PM   #9
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Having had a white iPhone 4S and white iPhone 5, I may go darker this time around!
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:51 PM   #10
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I wonder why everything seems to have leaked about the 5S except the home button/fingerprint sensor.

Any thoughts?
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:53 PM   #11
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I wonder why everything seems to have leaked about the 5S except the home button/fingerprint sensor.

Any thoughts?
I think there are a *few* things Apple is keeping completely underwraps until the announcement.
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:53 PM   #12
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Exciting, I'll be in Vegas the week after, and was hoping to have a new iPhone by then. Can't wait.
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iPhone 5S, you are... not mine

I's broke!
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:56 PM   #14
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so what will they do next year?

release an iPhone 6 and 6c? What about the year after? 6s and 6cs?
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 05:09 PM   #15
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Keep my Galaxy S3 for another year or jump to a 5C... looking forward to the 9/10 event.
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 05:13 PM   #16
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 05:18 PM   #17
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Having had a white iPhone 4S and white iPhone 5, I may go darker this time around!
Agreed. I really like that graphite/slate/whatever one that we saw the other day.
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 05:23 PM   #18
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Generally speaking, how many days does apple give the news of an official event.
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Generally speaking, how many days does apple give the news of an official event.
Usually the week before.
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This fall is going to be an expensive one! iPhone 5S and PS4! Can't wait!
I definitely want a PS4.
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release an iPhone 6 and 6c? What about the year after? 6s and 6cs?
Next year they'll completely redesign the entire phone with no home button and edge to edge screen (4.3"? 4.5"?). It will be super sleek and sexy. If you've played with the Blackberry Z10 you'd get an idea of the direction. It will be heavily gesture based.

Talking out of my ass here
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I wonder why everything seems to have leaked about the 5S except the home button/fingerprint sensor.

Any thoughts?
Do we need to know everything before the announcement? What would be the point of the keynote?
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Having had a white iPhone 4S and white iPhone 5, I may go darker this time around!
Once you go slate, you'll always have a date.
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 05:33 PM   #24
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At least this confirms T-mobile will have the phone day 1.

I was a little concerned because their Galaxy S4 release was a few weeks after the actual release date.
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 05:37 PM   #25
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x-box one and a plastic iphone for me lol.
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