US network Verizon has reportedly ordered a 'vacation blackout' for all its employees in anticipation of the imminent debut of the iPhone 5.
Citing a ‘trusted Verizon employee’, TechCrunch reports that the carrier has suspended all holidays from September 21st to September 30th, further corroborating rumours that that’s when the new iPhone will finally land.
September 21st, as you probably already know, is the date the iPhone 5 is hotly tipped to go on sale. Previously, rival network AT&T was said to have initiated an ‘all hands on deck’ preparation for a so-called ‘huge announcement’ during the third or fourth week of September.
According to iMore, Apple will officially unveil the iPhone 5 on September 12th with pre-orders to begin on the same day. However, there’s concern that demand for the handset may outstrip supply amid a Digitimes report that Apple is expecting an initial of batch 15 million units for the launch, compared to 20 million it normally receives.
Aside from being taller and slimmer, the iPhone 5 is rumoured to feature a bigger, four-inch display, a quad-core processor, an improved eight-megapixel snapper and 4G support for markets that offer it.