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Rumor has it that Apple is blocking support personnel vacations from September 15th to September 28th. During this time, Apple is expected to release the next generation iPhone, possibly the new budget iPhone as well. Apart from launching the new smartphones, the company is also going to publicly roll out iOS 7 to the public. AppleInsider has reportedly received an internal company document which shows that Apple has blocked vacation time for AppleCare employees in the aforementioned dates, the document is said to have been accessed through a virtual private network from an Apple domain that’s exclusive to internal employees only.

Three of the major U.S. carriers have also reportedly blocked employee vacations in the second half of September, the carriers include T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon. All of these signs point to an imminent iPhone launch. Apple is rumored to unveil two new iPhones on September 10th. It is expected that the new smartphones will be launched across all major U.S. carriers, there are four – add Sprint to the previous list, at the same time. The launch itself has been rumored to take place on September 20th, though it should be kept in mind that the company hasn’t confirmed anything as yet. [Image via AppleInsider]

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