Speculation that the iPhone 5 will land in September gathered pace today, amid rumours that one of the US’s largest networks is refusing holidays during the period to ensure all hands are on deck for the launch.
According to an anonymous tipster and AT&T employee who got in touch with Gizmodo, the carrier is refusing to sanction staff holidays for the last two weeks of September due to what is cryptically dubbed “an event blackout”.
Adding more than a soupcon of veracity to the rumour is that “historically the only time [AT&T has] done this was for an iPhone release,” the shadowy source reveals.
News of Apple’s plans come as counter-rumours, purportedly stemming from an Apple insider, have today surfaced naming October as the iPhone 5’s due date.
The phone was originally scheduled to drop way back in June, in keeping for Apple’s regular as clockwork refresh schedule. The reason for the delay remains unknown, but it is widely thought that extra time is being given over to testing to avoid a repeat of the antennagate fiasco that blighted the fourth-gen handset.
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