Rumor: Sprint Blacking out Staff Vacations for First Half of Oct. for iPhone Launch

Many rumors have  suggested  that Apple will offer the iPhone on Sprint beginning next month. Yesterday,  Bloomberg  reported  that Sprint will indeed offer the iPhone next month with unlimited data. In addition to yesterday’s report, SprintFeed has discovered a new leaked document. The leaked document mentions that the blackout extends from Sept. 30 to Oct. 15, though it doesn’t mention the “major phone” by name.

Sprint Blackout iPhone document

A recent report from The Wall Street Journal said Sprint will launch Apple’s next iPhone in mid-October. Last month, Sprint responded to the claim by issuing an internal memo advising its employees not to discuss the possibility of a fifth-generation iPhone launch with inquiring customers.

In addition, the carrier announced plans to raise its contract early termination fee for “advanced devices, including smartphones, to $350 starting Sept. 9.  The new ETF, which would match AT&T’s and Verizon’s own cancellation fees for similar devices, is meant to prevent customers from ditching the carrier after acquiring new devices for subsidized prices. This decision by Sprint would suggest that an iPhone launch is near.

Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone in the coming weeks at a press event. Numerous rumors have suggested a launch in October.

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