The usual fall debut of new Apple devices looks more and more likely, as word comes in of Apple beginning to restrict September vacation days for its German retail employees, likely due to a September launch of the new iPhone and possibly other products. Similar moves should be made soon at Apple retail stores around the world.
The move will likely also be enacted at the company’s other stores across the globe, and follows a similar move last year in which Apple restricted vacation time for AppleCare employees from September 15 to 28 for the launches of the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iOS 7 in that time period.
This indicator of a September launch flies in the face of rumors from earlier this year that stated Apple would be launching a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August and a larger 5.5-inch version in September
Apple’s next-generation iPhone is rumored to have a larger display, a faster processor, an upgraded rear-facing camera, and to possibly include NFC for the first time.
(Original report: iFun)