Sprint Issues Blackout for “Major Phone Launch” in First Half of October [Report]

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Reiterating previous reports that Sprint will be getting the iPhone 5 in the coming weeks, a leaked internal Sprint memo reveals that the carrier is blacking out the first two weeks of October for the “possibility of a major phone launch.”

Sprint employees are not allowed to take vacations between September 30th and October 15th. After all, Sprint will need as many hands on deck as possible to deal with all of its new iPhone customers.

This blackout fits right in with the predictions for Apple’s next announcement and shipping dates. Apple usually launches a new iPhone on a Thursday or Friday, making October 6th/7th or 13th/14th the most likely dates.

Get ready for the iPhone 5, Sprint. Now, who’s ready to buy one?

(via MacRumors)