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Internal memo points to Sprint iPhone 5 launch in early October

A purported internal memo sent by Sprint management suggests the carrier is set to launch Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone in early October. “Due to the possibility of a major phone launch in October we are blacking out September 30th through October 15th,” the memo reads, referring to employee vacations which apparently may not be taken between the dates specified. Vacation blackouts are common at carriers during major device launches to ensure retail locations are well-staffed to accommodate increased foot traffic. Numerous reports have suggested that Sprint will launch the iPhone 5 in October, and BGR exclusively reported last week that Best Buy is gearing up to take Sprint iPhone 5 pre-orders early next month.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.