Apple blocking vacation time for AppleCare Employees from Sept. 15-28

BY Jason

Published 31 Aug 2013


Apple is also cutting down vacation time for its AppleCare employees between September 15 and September 28.

AppleInsider has got its hands on an internal document, which shows the amount of time off available for AppleCare employees during the month of September.

The amount of time off seems to drop drastically from September 15 till September 28 indicating that Apple is gearing up for the launch of new iPhones and iOS 7.

An internal company document shared with AppleInsider purportedly shows time off available for AppleCare employees for the latter half of September. As can be seen in the calendar, available time off drops off significantly starting Sunday, Sept. 15, and continues through Saturday, Sept. 28.

The image provided shows the calendar being accessed via virtual private network from an internal Apple employee domain. Potentially identifying portions of the picture have been cropped out.


Apple is widely expected to unveil iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C at a media event on September 10, followed by the launch on September 20. Based on last year’s release schedule, Apple is likely to release iOS 7 on September 18. So the timing of drop in time off for AppleCare employees does make sense.

According to reports, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, Apple’s iPhone carrier partners in the U.S. have also implemented vacation blackouts in the second half of September.

We can’t wait to get our hands on the new iPhones. Do you plan to buy iPhone 5S? Let us know in the comments below.

[Via AppleInsider]