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Verizon puts employees on notice for iPhone 5 launch on September 21st

Updated 4 years ago

As if we needed any more confirmation, it seems that Verizon (VZ) has told its workers to black out September 21st as a vacation day due to the release of the next-generation iPhone. TechCrunch has talked with an anonymous source who says Verizon retail staff have been told not to request vacation days between Friday, September 21st and Friday, September 30th — likely so stores don’t get overwhelmed with customer demand for Apple’s (AAPL) latest smartphone. BGR revealed last week that AT&T (T) was also preparing for a late-September iPhone launch by instituting “an all-hands-on-deck policy in place for employees that will extend through to the middle of October.”


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.