According to the U.S. technology news site TechCrunch reports, a staff of the U.S. mobile operator Verizon Wireless said on Tuesday, Verizon Wireless has prohibited all employees making any vacations from September 21 to 30, which implies that Apple’s new iPhone, will be on sale in the U.S. market on September 21, 2002 (Friday).
The specific name of the Apple’s next generation iPhone is not yet clear, the product may be called the iPhone 5, may also be just called as the new iPhone. TechCrunch pointed out that if the above message thst Verizon Wireless employees revealed is true, it indicates that the new Apple iPhone certainly will start selling on September 21, then there will be a lot of Apple fans lining up in front of various stores.
Earlier there were media reports speculating that according to Apple’s past practice, the time of the next generation iPhone release in the U.S. market should be around September 12 this year. But taking into account Wayne Goodrich, one of the executives responsible for the promotion of the iPhone was fired in December last year, plus booking, releasing preparation and other matters, so the time-to-market of new iPhone this year postponed to Sept. 21 fell more in line with the actual situation.
Apple on last October 4 (Tuesday) announced the launch of the iPhone 4S version phone, and indicated that the product could accept reservations on October 7(Friday); one week later, ie October 14 (Fri.), the iPhone 4S Edition was officially on sale in the U.S. market.
TechCrunch speculated that the iPhone 5 release plan this year is as follows:
September 12 (Wednesday), Apple announced the launch of the new iPhone;
The new iPhone would start reservations on September 12;
The official sales time of the new iPhone is on September 21 (Friday).