1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar


    AppleInsider is reporting Apple is blacking out vacation time during the 2nd week of October.

    Apple is “quietly” denying employee requests for vacation time between October 9-12th and 12-15th. Apple commonly practices vacation blackouts during new product launches and the blacked out dates are usually the best indicator of when a new product will launch.

    The first set of dates—October 9-12—most likely represents the iOS 5 launch. Apple has informed AppleCare to expect an increase in support calls starting October 10th, which coincides with Twitter’s announcement of their own developer session on the same date with a “heavy focus on the iOS 5 Twitter integration.”

    The second set of dates—October 14-15—suggest Apple is preparing for their usual Friday new product releases. Friday the 14th will most likely be the launch of whatever products Apple announces at the media event their rumored to be hosting October 4th.

    Obviously, Apple hasn’t confirmed these dates, and their significance just speculation, but all the signs point to Apple announcing and releasing some sort of new product by the middle of October.

    Source: AppleInsider
    Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 2011-09-24 at 08:21 PM.
    2011-09-24 08:19 PM
  2. Gman Smartboy's Avatar
    Red flags should be popping up right now...
    2011-09-24 08:35 PM
  3. iPod's Avatar
    iPhone 5 anyone?

    secret moderator... Please hit that THANKS button over there if I helped you in any single way
    2011-09-24 09:42 PM
  4. sziklassy's Avatar
    Red flags should be popping up right now...
    They have been for a while now LOL.
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    2011-09-24 09:53 PM
  5. confucious's Avatar
    So, announce on 4/10 with iOS5 available to Devs then. Public release of iOS5 9-10/11 and iPhone 5 following on 14th.

    Does not sound unreasonable to me.

    Which means it's almost certainly wrong....
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
    2011-09-24 11:24 PM
  6. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
    Friday the 14th.....in October with halloween just around the corner.....SCARY!!

    I say this release date increases the chance of another "DEATH GRIP" incident!

    Or perhaps worse...."MURDEROUS TOUCH SCREEN" incident! If the screen is touched with 23 fingers simultaneously...everyone that has a finger on the screen dies instantly! PR nightmare!
    El Zurdo
    2011-09-24 11:32 PM
  7. Jahooba's Avatar
    My sister's getting married on Oct 14th. I'm... having trouble deciding which is more important...
    2011-09-25 05:37 AM
  8. one1's Avatar
    My sister's getting married on Oct 14th. I'm... having trouble deciding which is more important...
    Dude, the i5 only launches once, she will get married several more times......














    2011-09-25 05:52 AM
  9. Donnutt's Avatar
    Dude, the i5 only launches once, she will get married several more times......
    Statistics look to be in your favor!!
    2011-09-25 06:37 AM
  10. Zeal's Avatar
    Means i gotta be working... >.
    2011-09-25 07:06 AM
  11. moon#pie's Avatar
    Red flags should be popping up right now...
    Damn. I prefer purple ones.
    2011-09-26 01:50 AM
  12. Zeal's Avatar
    2011-09-26 01:56 AM
  13. RICO_'s Avatar
    Breaking news.....we are one day closer to the iPhone 5 announcement.

    Breaking news.......we are now one day and 3 seconds closer to the iPhone 5 announcement.

    Breaking news......we are now 5 more seconds closer to the iPhone 5 announcement.

    Don't really know exactly when the announcement is, but we are clearly now 12 seconds closer and counting.
    2011-09-26 04:24 PM
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