Apple Restricting Vacation Time for AppleCare Employees From September 15 to 28

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple appears to be cutting down on available vacation time for its AppleCare employees between September 15 and 28, a two week period encompassing the prospective September 20 release date for the iPhone 5S and 5C that was first leaked earlier this month. iOS 7 is also expected to be released that week.

    An internal document shared by AppleInsider reportedly shows the amount of time off available for AppleCare employees during the month of September, which appears to drop beginning on September 15.

    Multiple carriers have also initiated similar vacation blackout dates on some of the same days, with T-Mobile employees reporting a September 20 to 22 blackout and Verizon employees reporting September 18 to September 22 blackout dates.

    Apple likely has a longer blackout period for its AppleCare employees in order to offer extended support to both iOS 7 users and new iPhone owners. AppleCare employees began training on support issues related to iOS 7 yesterday and that training is likely to continue up until the OS is distributed to the public.

    Article Link: Apple Restricting Vacation Time for AppleCare Employees From September 15 to 28
  2. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2011
  3. Klae17 macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2011
    According to my sources, I think the iPhone 5S and 5C will be released anywhere from Sept. 15 to Sept. 28th.
  4. Szarky macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2010
    Looks like we got one of them analysts over here.
  5. Goftrey macrumors 68000


    May 20, 2011
    Wales, UK
  6. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2012
    Wow. That could mean there's a new iPhone coming out next month. :eek:
  7. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    So what do you want? Do you want this site to stop reporting and close down?
  8. MacFather macrumors 6502a


    Mar 16, 2012
    The Reason is iOS7. People Will Be Confused.
  9. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    New Macs, new firmware for the new Macs and older Macs in September, then in October Mavericks. That's what i think.

  10. NightFox macrumors 68020


    May 10, 2005
    Shropshire, UK
    Maybe Dave and Martina from AppleCare just booked it off already?
  11. iPhone4Jay macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2011
    Mentor, OH
    Youre fired

    According to my sources someone is fired for leaking this.
  12. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Yes. :eek:

  13. prehnra macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2013
    For a little while. I think people will adapt pretty quickly. However, I don't think most of the confused people will be calling AppleCare. At least in my circle, the confused people call me. I'm sure many people who read this site will be in the same category.
  14. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Extended vacation! :D
  15. 3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    Would be a solid plan.

    OT question: how many here are running iOS 7 on an iPad 2? Without breaking my NDA, this question has been posed and bug(s) reported but no one seems to be receiving any followups. It seems iOS gets "stuck", the device can unlock and lock, but the screen displays the wallpaper and nothing else. The device requires a hard boot which takes any where from 3-5 minutes.

    One thing I did notice, previously 1080p movies with DTS and/or AC3 audio tracks would not play via my Mac Pro to the iPad 2 based on [alleged] hardware specs. Now I can play them without issue, saving the need to have 720p versions.
  16. Erphern macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2013
    KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has incorrectly predicted release dates all year long, said "September? Did I guess September for the iPhone yet? Yeah, yeah... September...".
  17. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    Ok, lets message Arn.
  18. HMI, Aug 30, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2013

    HMI macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2012

    Yesterday, my dad called me from his office at work to ask me to help one of his co-workers with iTunes and iCloud Apple ID troubles on their iPad.

    About once a month I end up using Logmein on my iPad to fix various computer issues on one of the family computers.

    Just a part of life.

    I'm still not overly fond of the new iOS 7 color choices, but I'm looking forward to the new features.

    Out of curiosity, how do I downgrade back to iOS 6 if I need to for whatever reason? I've never used a jailbreak or tried downgrading an iOS device to a previous software version, Ive always just upgraded to the newest GM versions and updates as they come out.
  19. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

    Amazing Iceman

    Nov 8, 2008
    Florida, U.S.A.
    If I worked for Apple, I would not want to take vacation time during those days. :D:apple:

    EDIT: Actually, I didn't notice the title said: "AppleCare Employees". In this case, yes, I want my vacation time, sick time, whatever I could get! :eek:
  20. TheHateMachine macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2012
    Santa Fe, TX
    For an internal Apple calendar that thing certainly does look atrocious.
  21. Tankmaze macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    there will be no beta 7 then. can't wait for the GM version.
  22. HangmanSwingset macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2011
    Everett, WA
    I get the same "stuck" bug on my iPad 3. The only way to get rid of it is to reboot, but if you did an OTA update, that seems to cause the boot problem. I fixed it on my iPhone 5 by downgrading and re-updating, but have been too busy to bother with the iPad. The only way to prevent the bug I've found is to not use the four or five finger pinch gesture (as that seems to be the cause of the bug), and instead use the home button when closing apps. As a result, it hasn't happened to me for about two weeks now.
  23. 3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    Ah! That makes perfect sense. I did a WiFi update. Normally update via iTunes, I have the saved IPSW, I'll do it that way. The gestures are almost always what causes the issue, good catch. Thanks mate!

    One last thing I noticed, the "bug" with mismatched movie posters displayed on the iPad via home sharing still exists. The only solution seems to be turning off home sharing on the Mac and iPad, rebooting, then re-engaging (most likely to clear/reset caches). Very odd.

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