We have seen rumors floating around that T-Mobile employees got some restricted vacation dates, and now it is looking like AppleCare employees are joint in that as well. However, AppleCare employees seem to be having a much longer blackout than that of the T-Mobile employees, who only saw September 20-22nd. AppleCare folks seem to be getting blacked out from taking vacation starting September 15th through the 28th. This time aligns not only with when the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are expected to be launched, but also with iOS 7′s inevitable release to the public. AppleCare employees are surely going to be needed in full force when that occurs, as personally I see iOS 7 being a support nightmare with all the changes it has brought. The following is from AppleInsider, the source of the above picture:
An internal company document shared with AppleInsider purportedly shows time off available for AppleCare employees for the latter half of September. As can be seen in the calendar, available time off drops off significantly starting Sunday, Sept. 15, and continues through Saturday, Sept. 28.
These dates are showing us more and more that the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C could be announced less than 2 weeks from now at an event that has been highly rumored for a while now, said to be taking place on September 10th. The iPhone 5S has gotten its fair share of leaks, with many including the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor under the home button and two new color options: a champagne and titanium color. Of course the iPhone 5C has been leaked in every possible way you could imagine as well, and is the supposed budget iPhone that many have been expecting for years. It supposedly will sport a plastic back that will come in green, blue, red, white, and yellow. Keep an eye out for invites this week if the Apple event is really going to be having that September 10th event, which seems likely.
What do you think? Are you interested in when it will come? What device would you get? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.