Verizon Blackout Confirms iPhone 5 Will Launch On September 21st

Verizon Blackout Confirms iPhone 5 Will Launch On September 21st

Have you been waiting for the next iPhone?

The iPhone 5 is coming. Maybe it won’t be called the iPhone 5, but it’s coming, and it’s almost a sure bet that it will launch on Friday, September 21st.

A new report claims that Verizon has issued an all-staff vacation blackout from September 21st till September 30th so that all Verizon retail staff will be working to cover the launch.

TechCrunch received a tip from an employee at Verizon who informed them of the blackout on September 21st, which was the already rumored launch date of the new iPhone. The announcement for the next iPhone is expected to happen on September 12th.

Verizon wireless is one of the major carriers for the iPhone, so it makes sense that Apple would tell them in advance when iPhone 5 will launch so they can ensure that all of their retail staff will be on hand to support the demand.

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  • Tallest_Skil

    Not really. Not in the slightest, actually. It confirms there’ll be a blackout.

    Do I think that’s when the 6th iPhone’s being released? Yeah. But we can’t actually know.

  • Matthew Gonzales Landry

    22 more days! Finally!!!! My iPhone 4S is great, but I’m waiting for the next thing. Hopefully the next iPhone is everything I believe in.

  • Bruce Schrock

    Funny how we’re always looking forward to the next gen and Imagining how much better it will be, instead of appreciating the phone we have now. I mean lets face it, just the fact that the phone has more computing power then the lunar lander in such a small shell is impressive. The new phone will be released when its ready.

  • theobserving

    22 more days! Finally!!!! My iPhone 4S is great, but I’m waiting for the next thing. Hopefully the next iPhone is everything I believe in.

    If you’re waiting for the next thing, surprise! You won’t be happy with whatever comes out next, because there will invariably be a “next thing” after that.

    I guarantee you, within 24hrs of either the next phone being announced or it being released, this website will run a story about the “next” iPhone. It’s inevitable.

  • theobserving

    It doesn’t confirm jack. It confirms a blackout. Stop trying to make it happen.

  • Tallest_Skil

    …within 24hrs…

    I give it three.

  • Efraín Lara Sandoval

    i hope that the new iPhone does not look like this, this will show the lack of innovation in the wake of Steve Job’s departure. the iPhone 4/4S design in a stretched form is as insipid as is predecessor. my 2 cents..

  • atom

    Can we please stop calling it the “iPhone 5″ (it’s the 6th generation).
    I’m sure it will just be announced as “the new iPhone”

  • chriscrk
    i hope that the new iPhone does not look like this, this will show the lack of innovation in the wake of Steve Job’s departure. the iPhone 4/4S design in a stretched form is as insipid as is predecessor. my 2 cents..

    Remember… Steve worked on this phone. It’s not like they’ve been working on it since/after his death. It’s likely that, not only this iPhone, but the products that come out in the next few years are projects that were overseen by Steve. So, your comment does not apply.

  • duncan king

    Doesn’t seem unnatural for headphone jack to be a bottom?

  • Jonathan Ober

    Can we please stop calling it the “iPhone 5″ (it’s the 6th generation).
    I’m sure it will just be announced as “the new iPhone”

    Can we stop complaining or crying about the whole generation number…if we want to get technical there never was an iPhone 1 because it was also known as the 2G when compared to the iPhone 3G (2nd phone), 3GS (3rd phone), 4 (4th), 4S (5th)…the numbers don’t really mean iPhone 5(th generation) but the new iteration of design the 5th design. geez internetz.

  • Jonathan Ober

    Doesn’t seem unnatural for headphone jack to be a bottom?

    I have been thinking that this is actually a good thing. When you are holding your phone in your hand and you drop it in your pocket, when headphones are in, the cord is at the top of the phone but the bottom of your pocket if you drop it in. But with the headphone jack at the bottom of the phone you slide it in naturally and the headphones don’t get tangled.

  • Tallest_Skil

    the numbers don’t really mean iPhone 5(th generation) but the new iteration of design the 5th design.

    Except it isn’t the 5th design and isn’t the “5th” anything.

  • Yuriko Fulleda

    but i like my iPhone :’(

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