Verizon Imposing Vacation Blackouts September 21-30 in Line with iPhone Launch Claims

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    TechCrunch reports that it has received word from a Verizon employee that the carrier is imposing a company-wide vacation blackout from September 21 through the end of the month, a timeframe in line with the rumored September 21 launch for the next-generation iPhone in the United States. Apple is expected to introduce the new iPhone with a media event on September 12.
    Similar blackouts have been instituted around the launch of previous iPhone models and other high-profile Apple products, although these blackouts are sometimes subject to change or extension depending on Apple's exact plans.

    Article Link: Verizon Imposing Vacation Blackouts September 21-30 in Line with iPhone Launch Claims
     
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    just sold my 4s today... now with a Go phone for 4 weeks... Going to be a lonnggg 4 weeks
     
  5. dewski macrumors 6502

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    do you think the carriers actually have info?

    i think they just listen to rumors as well.

    I work at best buy and no one from our mobile department knows anything until apple says so.
     
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    As if we needed another sign that it is coming.

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    I'm sure the higher ups at Apple have informed the higher ups at Verizon et. al. and then it trickles down.
     
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    Id rather rely on Apple and AT&T vacation blackouts. They have more of a history together than Vericrap.
     
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    When will we see more information on iMac release dates... They should b around the same dates I hope?!?
     
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    uhh there you go...Book it. Dont even need to hear it from Apple now.
     
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    I recently updated a set of devices to the shared plan, which reduced my minimum monthly cost and eliminated billing surprises. I wonder if a sudden rage of 4G devices being added to plans will cause a spate of surprise billings on essentially all plans as LTE facilitates higher speed downloads.

    Let's raise this to a prediction.

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    Yeah exactly...it's not like we don't know pretty much everything all ready. Would be nice with som rumors on other products for a change.
     
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    I think that confirms the usual announcement plus launch 9 days later on a Friday type scheduling.
     
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    This is the article I was waiting for. Confirmed.
     
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    Sweet. Now I can swap my kid's upgrade to my line, and give her my 4s. One month and counting!

    Share Everything plan, here I come. Please don't be a turd.
     
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    Nice!

    Unless you're a Verizon employee I guess :D

    RTP.
     
  20. markm929 macrumors newbie

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    Sept 30 is a Sunday not a Friday as the article states.....Simple Math 30-21 = 9 that is more than a week....ugh!!!
     
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    Apple releases new Macs in Oct. 2012.
     
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    Thankfully I have a 3gs to use until my new one gets here. Although I am not sure how I ever thought the 3gs was actually a fast phone. So slow compared to my 4s.
     
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    Yes, there are expected to be 12-15 launching during that time.
     

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