Sprint Blacking Out Employee Vacations for First Half of October?

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    Following on today's fresh claims of Sprint launching the iPhone 5 by "mid-October", reportedly with unlimited data plans, Sprintfeed now shares a purported internal Sprint memo for employees noting that vacations have been blacked out for the period beginning September 30th and extending 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?
     
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    They might as well have said:
     
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    My birthday... sexy.

    that'd be awesome if the last Steve jobs iPhone came out on my birthday.
     
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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.
     
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    I'm hoping they release it on the 15th...

    be the coolest birthday present from Apple EVAR!
     
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    Is it just me or does the SprintFeed logo look awfully crisp (photoshopped in?) compared to the blurrier text?
     
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    It's a watermark for a Sprint rumors site:

    http://www.sprintfeed.com/2011/09/internal-memo-suggests-sprint-iphone-by-october-15th/
     
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    Sprintfeed is the source of the photo, so thats their watermark... It is photoshopped in, but on purpose...
     
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    'sprint feed' is just the website's logo they pasted on top of cell phone photo.
     
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    so latest date for the new iphone is around oct 15. kewl
     
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    I heard iPhone 5 is an exclusive to Sprint. :)
     
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    are you serious :eek:
     
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    ...really...?

    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.
     
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    Wow. People don't understand what a watermark is.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    D'oh! Thx :)
     
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    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.
     
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    Anybody else with a birthday? We could all have a little party or something. ;) :D
     
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    More mouth watering news, I want my iPhone 5! :)
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     

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