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September 20 iPhone 5S Launch Date Supported by T-Mobile Employee Blackout Dates

At this point, the iPhone media event that will take place on September 10 should be common knowledge for those who have keeping themselves in the loop with everything Apple. In the iPhone event, Apple is expected to unveil two new iPhone models, which is the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. However, that is simply the announcement of the devices and like most iPhone reveals, they won't be available for purchase right away.

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Comparison

We did feature a previous report indicating the possible arrival of the new iPhones in stores: September 20. This report is according to the Japanese business newspaper Nikkei. To support the September 20 iPhone release date, T-Mobile has implemented vacation blackout dates that falls between September 20 and 22, as reported by TmoNews.

From MacRumors:

T-Mobile has implemented vacation blackout dates between September 20 and 22, reports TmoNews, potentially confirming a prospective September 20 release date for the iPhone 5S and 5C that was first leaked earlier this month by Japanese business newspaper Nikkei.

T-Mobile Employee Blackout

So what exactly happens during blackout periods? During vacation blackouts, employees will not  be able to take any vacation time to make sure that the company will have enough manpower to cater to large release events. With the amount of hype that comes with every iPhone release, T-Mobile will certainly need all the manpower that they have to ensure that customers are served. Employee blackouts are fairly common, especially around the launch of a new iPhone model. Even Apple does it.

The September 20 release date is also strengthened since it is a Friday. Based on Apple's release history, the company loves to release new iPhones on Fridays. This is also bolstered by the fact that Apple typically launches its new iPhones approximately about a week and a half after announcement. So September 20 is a likely release window candidate.

So, will you buy either (or both) the iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C on day 1?

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