Its not unusual for carriers to black out certain dates on which retail store employees can’t take a vacation, this is usually done prior to a major launch. T-Mobile is reportedly blacking out certain dates in September, which hints at September 20th iPhone launch.
We’ve seen this in the past as well. Carriers tend to black out employee vacation dates before an upcoming major launch. Apple is rumored to announce the new iPhones on September 10th, they’re expected to be released on September 20th. Customers will definitely be lining up outside stores to get their hands on Apple’s new smartphones, and stores will definitely need all hands on deck in order to cope with that massive demand.
T-Mobile has reportedly blacked out retail store employee vacations from Friday, September 20th through Sunday September 22nd. This evidently serves as a hint that the carrier knows more about the launch of new iPhones than what the public knows right now. It seems that this time around the new iPhones will be launched on all four major U.S. carriers, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, simultaneously. If this is true, we’re likely to hear about them blacking out vacation dates as well.
Apple hasn’t confirmed the September 20th release date as yet, so there’s always the possibility that the new smartphones might not be launched on this date. The company is reportedly going to release two smartphones this year, the iPhone 5S and its hotly anticipated budget smartphone, the iPhone 5C.