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No vacation days for Apple Store employees during the second week of October

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No vacation days for Apple Store employees during the second week of October
If you're an Apple employee in one of the company's retail outlets, better not plan on taking that vacation you need from October 9th through the 12th, and on October 14th and 15th. In some locations, those dates have been blacked out by Apple as vacation days, hinting that the Cupertino based firm will need all hands on deck to staff stores crammed with customers.

According to AppleInsider, certain sections of the AppleCare division have told employees to prepare for a heavy influx of calls relating to the new iOS 5 during that time period. From October 10th through the 12th, Twitter is expecting to have a developer event related to iOS 5 which would suggest that the software would be made public before then. In the past, Apple has introduced a new OS prior to an iPhone launch. For example, last year Apple brought out iOS 4 on June 21st and 3 days later launched the Apple iPhone 4. A year before that, iPhone software 3.0 was brought public on June 17th with the Apple iPhone 3GS made available on June 21st.

This year might not be any different. If the October 9-12th blackout dates have to do with iOS 5, surely the October 14th-15th dates must deal with the launch of the 5th-generation Apple iPhone, whatever it is named. With speculation that the next iPhone will be introduced during Apple's October 4th event, the timing would seem to be in line to expect its launch 10-11 days later.

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 24 Sep 2011, 12:51 9

1. lololol (unregistered)


dont care............... but means that the HTC Vigor and the Nexus Prime will be out soon :D

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:19 1

4. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Some people do care but Im still gonna get the nexus prime cant do without lte

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:02 4

9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


He nice thing is the prime will be in the bargain bin in under 30 days so you can probably get it for 49.99

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:11 6

10. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


ikr? so much better than an iPhone, for so much less

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:26 1

12. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


give back your brothers computer.....

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 17:15 2

35. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I love how thats your new attack against Android. Sure Apple might be greedy and force you to spend 300 dollars on their old outdated phone and not allow ANY sort of deals unless you are trying to get a used 3GS model. You get your moneys worth and so much more with Android. Of course I am just wasting my time arguing with a brain washed fool like yourself. I swear you'd sell your soul, sell out all your loved ones just to get approval from apple.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 17:19 2

36. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Thats cuz apple forces all stores that carry the iphone to keep it at 200. While I can get a nexus prime which is way better with lte for cheaper. Have fun on ur 2mbps 3g phone that has had the same os since 2007.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 18:48 2

47. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


No that's because most people who buy cheap androids quickly realize there's a reason they're so cheap and get something quality.

If no one buys your crap you have no choice, but to drop the price and cut your losses. Look at the touchpad. Dropped all the way to $99 in a couple of months. Ipad still selling for $499 and up.

It's not my fault android takes the Metro PCS approach to selling phones.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 21:42 2

57. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


What the hell does the touchpad have to do with Android Taco? They're not comparable, like iOS and Android aren't really comparable. Let's be honest, if the iPad for apple went out of business, like the touchpad failed for HP, they'd drop the price dramatically as HP's did, although I admit they'd drop it a bit less...

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 05:48

69. sean88 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Sep 2011)


and get something quality.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 11:25

70. bucky (Posts: 2704; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


say what you android want, but whenever there is an iphone article it still gathers 70+ comments...

insecurity i believe

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 12:58 2

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Wonder how it will look like, so many rumors :s

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:07 1

3. atrix4g (unregistered)


I am interested how this new iphone is going to look and how it would stack up with Motorola Atrix 4g dual core Nvidia Tegra 2. And other Dual core phones, like the photon,.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:22

6. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Photon crashes constantly. Thats Motorola at it's best.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 17:07 1

34. Atrix4g (unregistered)


Well then scrath the phton of the list. My Atrix is super fast, has never crahed ever since GB update. Takes in everything i throw at it. i once used 900mb of its ram and it still went by quick, only it got hot of course.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:22 1

5. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


I have grown tired of all the rumors. Specially on this site. Every other headline is apple iphone blah!

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:01 8

8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Go to androidcentral.com then

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:12

11. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


How about no, how about they just cut down on the rumors. They post 5 or 6 a day it seems like.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:30 6

13. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Well considering PA gets most hits from Apple stories I don't see them cutting down Apple news. I'd actually like to see more Apple news.

Let's get some iPhone 6 rumors going.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 15:30

20. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


He's right on Apple articles getting the most hits, but I hope that doesn't increase the number of iPhone articles. We already see articles about iphone5 cases, iPhone 5 back housing, iPhone 5 pictures and the pictures, of a reflection, of person standing next to a person who POSSIBLY has an iPhone 5 in his pocket. It can be a bit much sometimes.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 18:40

45. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


dont forget Apple the image of the iphone5 appear on the toasted bread... and mr.Jobs being the Mesiah....

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 21:43

58. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Lol, good one.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:59

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Don't visit the site. PA is trying to increase it's eyeball count metrics. The easiest way to do that is to have iPhone/iOS coverage. IMO, PA's coverage hasn't been as oppressive as some sites.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:47

14. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're wrong bro. Iphonearena is bowing to their Apple masters everyday.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:56 1

15. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


does Apple pay you to be loyal to them? because that's the only motive i could come up for you to be defending them with such anger

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 15:16 2

18. taco50fan (unregistered)


Ya'll are off the hook. I'm on PA everyday at work and taco50 cracks me up.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 21:47

59. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


You're an idiot then

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 22:03

61. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're jealous because you have no fans

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:59

16. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Season of sheeps fleeced

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 15:08 1

17. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I even heard Obama is posponing his vacation to get the new iphone...

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