Report: AT&T “Blackout” Points to Late September iPhone 5 Launch

AT&T’s employees apparently aren’t allowed to take off the last two weeks of September, which means the iPhone 5 could be hitting stores at the same time. According to a tip received by Gizmodo from an AT&T employee, any requests for time off during the end of September will be denied “due to an event blackout.” It’s all hands on deck when Apple’s allegedly sleeker and faster sequel goes on sale.

The iPhone 5’s impending arrival isn’t exactly a secret, which will supposedly go on sale on AT&T and Verizon at the same time. Will the iPhone 5 sport a dual-core processor like the iPad 2? Will the display get bigger? Will it do 1080p video? And will it rock 4G LTE data? Apparently, all of those questions and more will be answered by the end of September.

via Gizmodo

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Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.
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  1. Nick Marshall Says:

    Well it missed the September launch, but not by much. This year was the first time I waited in line for an iPhone after launch day — I can tell you that I’ll never do that again. Even with a reservation I ended up standing around for 2 hours to get the iPhone 4S. Let’s just hope Apple doesn’t release the actual iPhone 5 until the second half of 2012.

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