According to a new report published by AppleInsider, Apple has blocked vacations for its retail employees during the second week of October. This has lead many to speculate that Apple’s iPhone 5 will go on sale around October 15th.
In order to prepare for an influx of customers during major product or software launches the company generally starts blocking vacations in order to cater to customer demands.
More specifically, the iPhone maker has in some locations blacked out vacation time for employees from October 9th through 12th and October 14th through 15th, according to people familiar with the matter.
We recently highlighted another report which suggested that the company had instructed AppleCare call centers to be prepared to handle an increased number of calls around October 10th. Apple could be looking at making iOS 5 available to users before iPhone 5 hits the stores in order to give some gap between two major releases. The Cupertino, Californai-based company followed similar trend when it launched iOS 4 on June 21st and iPhone 4 on June 24th.
The move to block out vacations from October 9th through 12th and October 14th through 15th strongly suggests that we could see iOS 5 release before iPhone 5 goes on sale.
It is widely believed that iPhone 5 will feature 8 megapixel camera, A5 processor, 1GB RAM and an all-new design with tapered edges.
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