Apple’s workforce will be restricted from taking vacation days between Sept. 15 and Sept. 28, according to an internal company document acquired by AppleInsider. In addition to carriers demanding employees work during the expected launch date of Apple’s new iPhones, AppleCare employees won’t be able to escape the insanity that will surely face once the devices are available to consumers. We already knew AppleCare employees were buckling down with some extra training.
The alleged Apple document is only accessible through a private network among employees, with potentially identifying parts cropped out. In recent days, there have been a number of rumors suggesting Apple will release its new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on Sept. 20, just a week and a half after the company’s Sept. 10 announcement. With two new iPhones and a completely revamped iOS 7 on the way, the upcoming release is shaping up to be one of Apple’s biggest.
The restricted dates not only cover the supposed launch, but the week following, too, likely to account for increased customer activity following the new iPhones and all new Jony Ive-inspired mobile operating system. We already know what to expect with iOS 7, and we’ve seen plenty of Apple’s new iPhones ahead of Apple’s alleged Sept. 10 announcement. Now all we need is for Apple to take the stage and make everything official.