Report: AT&T blocks workers from June vacation

Story from Boy Genius Report adds to speculation that a fourth-generation iPhone will be released in June.

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AT&T might be shoring up plans for a June iPhone launch. CNET

You don't have to be a genius to guess that Apple is readying a new model of iPhone for late spring or early summer.

That's because Apple has done just that for the last three years, kicking off sales of the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS in late June or early July. And because at last week's iPhone OS 4 preview event, CEO Steve Jobs said the updated mobile OS would be ready this summer . And where there's new iPhone software, there's usually new iPhone hardware.

Adding more fuel to the fire now is a report that suggests AT&T is also prepping for a June iPhone launch. The blog Boy Genius Report says it has "confirmed with multiple AT&T sources that the carrier has now put a block on employees taking vacations in June."

The vacation ban for the carrier's employees leading up to an iPhone launch has previously come up in 2007 and 2008.

AT&T had no comment on the report.

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Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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