iPhone 5 rumored for September 21 debut

Verizon reportedly forbids staffers to take vacation at the end of next month, adding fuel to speculation of Apple's next smartphone launch.

Apple's next iPhone could launch next month, according to a TechCrunch report. The technology blog is reporting that cell phone service provider Verizon is preventing its employees from taking vacation between September 21 and September 30, suggesting that there will be a significant event during that span requiring all hands on deck.

Maybe they'll call it the FivePhone.

Previous iPhone launches have also been accompanied by vacation blackouts, both from Apple and its various partners. The release timing would also line up with previous rumors that had pegged an iPhone 5 announcement for an Apple event supposedly to be held September 12. Other big announcements rumored for the event include an iPad Mini, as well as a new iPod Nano.

Apple has introduced one new version of the iPhone every year since the product first launched in 2007. The current iteration, the iPhone 4S, launched in October of 2011.

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wexorian
wexorian

Today m ydog eat Food and made big poo who's more cool aple or my dog?

amvivin
amvivin

The all new "icantvacation" .simplistic design concept to stop employees from vacationing

soulless4now
soulless4now

In other news, the iPhone 6 is in development. 

SolidTy
SolidTy

Samsung Galaxy S 3 and HTC One X may get some competition finally as those phones outclassed the old hardware iPhone 4S earlier this year. Perhaps the iPhone 5 will be competition once again. :P

TheBlackEclipse
TheBlackEclipse

Nah, I'll wait a few months. Knowing Apple, the Iphone 5(Insert random letter here) will be out by then.

E4_Gamer
E4_Gamer

Great it comes out on my birth day :D

Nintyfan95
Nintyfan95

iPhone is a wanna be Palm, or DS for that matter. Apple did nothing original. 

boricuasnake04
boricuasnake04

at Gamestop.com they say that on September 10th they will sell an Iphone 5 Red Samurai cover????? i think we all know its coming early september

 

auntbessie
auntbessie

Bosh! Was waiting for this last year but instead they brought out that turd 4S, not what I wanted so all I have to do now is get hold of one which is pretty unlikely I'm guessing

tgwolf
tgwolf

I don't doubt there's a new iP coming, I just don't think Apple thralls not getting a vacation is neither out of place nor a very telling sign of anything different. There will be always be more iPs until they run out of numbers to attach to the name. Or think of a different nomenclature.

wexorian
wexorian

Cool new activision is making a new call of duty for Iphone 7, Going to get my wallet and pre order both.

wexorian
wexorian

i was going to Preorder what'ever will be released in september but i took arrow in the knee.

toddx77
toddx77

I just love how the same people you see in line like a week early every year for the new iphone and ipad are the same people you see on the news on black friday and Christmas time saying how those days are all about consumerism, corporate greed, and everything wrong with our society lol.

feeltheninjitsu
feeltheninjitsu

Please cry more. Apple laughs at all you whiners. In other news, the iPhone made a higher profit than every Microsoft product combined, while Apple brought in higher annual revenue than Google and Microsoft combined.

okassar
okassar

Apple thinks its customers are so incredibly stupid that it doesn't trust them to access the battery compartment of its phones. 

bielzabob
bielzabob

yeah... moved to Android earlier this year and never looked back, much more fun with more options to personalize. screw you iPhone

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

I must also add that iPhone is the physical equivilant of COD.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

*sighs. Really? Another? Why do people need ANOTHER iPhone?

cfstar
cfstar

I'm reading this with my Android right now.

 

lolololololol

gamerlano
gamerlano

my current iteration the Iphone 4S its just fine for me i dont need new one

TheZanmato
TheZanmato

I can found many better and cheaper phones than iPhone :P I love their iPods only :P

fredwv
fredwv

shut up and take my money

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

It would be more surprising if they didn't make an iPhone every year.

danielmbg
danielmbg

 @TheBlackEclipse How often do you think Sony and Sansung release new CellPhones? Apple needs to release it  once per year, or they will be behind other companies. So stop complaining about it. Once a Year is good enough, while other companies release one by month ¬¬'.

mastretta
mastretta

 @Nintyfan95 That's Right! maybe thats why no company followed their ideas and copied their phone project, except for.... oh, I don't know, EVERY Phone Manufacturer. I'm sure they all had the palm/DS ripoff project and were just waiting to launch it just after apple had conquered the mobile market. 

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

 @toddx77 theyre called hipsters... the ones who like whats its name band before everyone liked them making them bad... or the ones who wear sandals without socks during the middle of winter... with their seashell necklaces in the middle of manhattan... we all know the type.

casualfan
casualfan

 @feeltheninjitsu Yeah? Why should anyone care about Apple's profits except stockholders and financial analysts? You must be the ultimate fanboy.

toddx77
toddx77

 @bielzabob Same here.  I needed a new phone before I left to go teach abroad this July and i did not want another iphone at all and I didn't want to get a windows 7 phone since 8 is coming out in the fall so I got the samsung galaxy note.  No freakin way I am ever going back to apple or leaving android.  As soon as my ipad craps outs, which is looking to be anytime now, I' getting an android tablet.

toddx77
toddx77

 @The-Neon-Seal And just like COD fans, Apple fans don't know they are getting ripped off year after year as well lol.

TheBlackEclipse
TheBlackEclipse

 @danielmbg I didn't complain about it at all... And I didn't say anything about other companies... Why so defensive?

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

 @mastretta  you argument doesnt help if you re-state his assertion as fact.  all you did was further his point.  nice job.

feeltheninjitsu
feeltheninjitsu

 @casualfan Apple cares about its profits, which is all I said.

 

Seeing the usual Apple dissing, I merely pointed out that Apple could care less about the hate because they make more money than their two primary competitors combined. I'm sorry if that's too hard for you to comprehend.

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

 @PSYCHOV3N0M  sarcasm buddy, sarcasm.  how odd that you said exactly what he said but without knowing differently.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

 @toddx77  @bielzabob The Neon Seals phone is saddly anchient (not that The Neon Seal bothers with his phone much), but his friend has a samsung galaxy... AND ITS FREAKIN' AWESOME!

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

 @feeltheninjitsu  wow youre living in a bubble.  you didnt merely point out anything.  or are you trying to justify some poor behavior on your part by saying 'pwned' to every valid point someone else has to say?  are you really that guy?

toddx77
toddx77

 @The-Neon-Seal  @bielzabob It is awesome.  Ever since I got it people have told me hoe cool it is.  They love the pictures it takes and the size of the screen.  Of coarse watch apple come out with an iphone that sizes and everyone is going to act like its this revolutionary new idea apple thought of.