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

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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74 Comments

1. lololol unregistered

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

4. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

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

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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

10. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

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

12. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

give back your brothers computer.....

35. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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 Sure Apple might be greedy and force you to spend 300 dollars on their old outdated phone and not allow ANY sort of deals unless you are trying to get a used 3GS model.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.

36. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 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.

47. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

57. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 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...

69. sean88

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 25, 2011

and get something quality.

70. bucky

Posts: 3782; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

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,.

6. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

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

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.

5. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

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

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Go to androidcentral.com then

11. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

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

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

20. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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.

45. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

58. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Lol, good one.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

14. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

15. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 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

18. taco50fan unregistered

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

59. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

You're an idiot then

61. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You're jealous because you have no fans

16. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Season of sheeps fleeced

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

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