No matter how hard Apple try it seems like they cannot hide the iPhone 5S release date from us and this ties in with an expected iOS 7 download around the same time. The launch window for consumers to receive the hardware and software upgrade comes after both carriers and Apple block certain employee vacations, just like we have seen with delivery companies as well in the past.
Apple like to keep with tradition with these yearly events, and the predicted iPhone 5S release date would land within a window of 8-10 days after the keynote, which has already been hinted at by both AT&T and Verizon Wireless with blocking vacations over these dates. This paints a clear picture of when the iPhone 5S launch date will be and this falls between Sept 18-20.
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You can expect to see further evidence in emails and letters leaking online over the next few days, and this previously happened with FedEx moving internal events thanks to a “surge of volume”. With the new iPhone 5S seeing a release in major countries first like the United States, UK, and a few others it requires a lot of preparation on services needed within this busy time. Companies will limit certain services to make sure as many employees are working as possible to meet demand in the period covering a release date for iPhone 5S.
It is true that none of these leaks or internal communications confirms preparation for the iPhone 5S launch, but once you take everything into account it becomes really obvious what’s happening. You can expect Apple to use more than one delivery company for the iPhone 5S, especially considering demand for pre-orders will be in the millions so this can lead to details leaking that reveal a solid window for retail.
iOS 7 release date and time – when taking a look at Apple’s past events you can see a clear pattern for the next major software upgrade and when it goes live for public each year following the main event. This reveals the iOS 7 release date will fall between Sept 17-19, and certainly not on the expected iPhone 5 release date of Friday Sept 20.
Apple joined the carriers with blocking personnel vacations this week as well, and this window is larger covering Sept 15-28 for the iPhone 5S release date and support for the iOS 7 download. The mobile operating system will be available to millions of phones, so demand for both the new hardware and iOS 7 will be unprecedented.
If you are going to watch the Apple iPhone 5S keynote then check back over the next couple of days as we will offer a live blog roundup, details on the live video stream options and more.