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German Apple Store staff being blocked from September vacations

updated 09:24 am EDT, Wed May 14, 2014

May be first hint of iPhone 6 launch window

German Apple Store workers are being blocked from taking vacation days in September, according a source for local website iFun. The reason for the restriction hasn't been made public, but since September/October is typically when Apple releases new iPhones, that's believed to be reason why. It is however unusually early for a such a window to be imposed; normally Apple and other vendors will only institute blocks a few weeks in advance of a product launch.

If true, the claim would appear to dispel any notion that new iPhones could ship as soon as August. Most reports have instead pointed to a 4.7-inch phone arriving in September, and a 5.5-inch model arriving sometime afterward, potentially in November. In October, Apple is expected to refresh its iPad lineup. Somewhere in that timespan, Apple should also announce the first-generation iWatch.

by MacNN Staff





  1. kerryb

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 08-05-01

    I didn't think it was legal to block anyone's vacation time in Europe.

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Forum Regular

    Joined: 08-20-01

    Yeah, "Urlaubssperre". We Germans love that kind of thing. :)

    Sadly it's legal. Then again, we got good beer.

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