The hottest rumor in mobile today is that Apple may release it’s new 6th generation iPhone to retail stores and carrier partners during the third week of September.
A trusted source speaking with Tech Crunch indicates that Verizon has begun restricting employee vacations during the release date time-frame in question.
The next iPhone, whether it’s called the iPhone 5 or simply the new iPhone, will almost certainly be available in stores (with lines wrapping around the back of them) starting Friday, September 21.
Based on the rumor floating around the blogosphere today, the carrier is prohibiting employee vacation days between September 21 and September 30th.
As of this writing, current plans – according to sources in the Apple supply chain – call for Apple to formally unveil the iPhone 5 on or around September 12th.