BGR is reporting that AT&T will not allow their retail employees to take vacation for the first two October. This lines up nicely with recent moves by both Apple and Sprint, which similarly blackout employee vacations in this timeframe. Of course, this is when Apple is expected to launch the next-generation iPhone.
The report goes on to note that AT&T has been known to extend their blackout periods as the situation permits. Also, it appears that Sprint, who currently does not carry the iPhone, has a similar timeframe blacked out for their employee vacations, suggesting an iPhone launch on their network. Apple is doing the same for their own retail employees.
So, it looks like we will have a week delay between the iPhone announcement and it’s launch. Get your credit cards ready.