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iPhone 5 looms, AT&T staff join Sprint on overtime

We recently informed you about major hints about the availability of a Sprint iPhone after reports emerged that the carrier had been telling employees to continue working during specific dates in October. Well now we have news of similar reports which affect AT&T employees.

Unlike Sprint, the iPhone 5 will definitely be coming to AT&T and information uncovered courtesy of BGR is suggesting that AT&T employees have been banned from taking vacation during the first two weeks of October – valid from the dates of Monday 3rd October to Friday October 14th.

These are remarkably similar to the rumored dates that Sprint employees are being told to work through – September 30th to October 15th. Surely this isn’t just a coincidence when you think about it. Apple has already revealed that they want to ‘talk about the iPhone’ during their event on October 4th, but will they be talking about the new device with reference to Sprint as well as AT&T and Verizon?

We’re yet to hear about any Verizon blackouts, but we expect their employees are under the same strict guidelines as well – this is no ordinary smartphone launch after all. Futher details reveal that AT&T could be reserving six slots in their inventory for new Apple products, so it could be a reality that we see multiple iPhone devices and maybe even multiple iPod Touch devices announced at the event as well.

We’re not getting our hopes up, but we would love it if any Sprint or AT&T employees can provide a little insight into these claims. Are you being subjected to a dose of overtime for Apple’s fifth generation iPhone or are you sworn to secrecy?

On a side note, don’t forget to read the information regarding Vodafone’s iPhone 5 teaser and the first details on Apple’s new ‘Assistant’ voice-control service built within the new device.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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why is that??? some of you business accounts are a little ridiculous with what you expect. there are plenty of customers that have been with the company a lot longer than you . why shouldn’t they get first shipment. all said and done though sprint would rather sell the phone to new customers before business and loyal customers… i know its bs but i don’t run the company. 


iphone 5 should be released to business accounts only first


sprint employee Yonkers, NY- we have been advised that we will be getting the iPhone 5 in October. they have not told us what day it will be released. BUT they have told us no vacation in the first two weeks… so.. duh i guess lol. as the leading salesman in the north east i was given one hour to view the phone. i was not allowed to take any pictures of it. also not allowed to make any phone calls from it. there are two AMAZING features i am not allowed to speak to anyone about but holy cow this phone is going to FLY… Read more »

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