iPhone 5S release date set for Sept. 20? T-Mobile workers' holiday plans shelved

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The next-generation iPhone smartphone(s) could go on sale on Sept. 20, if reports recommending T-Mobile workers in the U.S. have actually been rejected time off during that weekend show exact.

The U.S.-based Tmo Information internet site said the mobile network has actually blocked off Sept. 20-22 (a Friday, Saturday and Sunday) as vacation-free times for its in-store staff members.

With the iPhone 5S and possibly the iPhone 5C most likely readying for a Sept. 10 unveiling, that potential launch date 10 days later definitely plays into Apple’s previous form.

The business constantly sees iPhones release on a Friday, for much the same reason Hollywood movies come out on the exact same day – to profit weekend sales and then flaunt about the figures come Monday.

Plastic fantastic

Meanwhile, speaking of the iPhone 5C, Apple is looking around for a leading class plastics guy, presumably to oversee its less-premium variety of iOS gadgets.

According to the posting on the Apple jobs website, the company is aiming to work with an ‘experienced plastic materials engineer’ who can ‘lead the development of brand-new plastic products and procedures.’

The effective candidate will work on the iPhone/iPad products group and have reponsibilities relating to the visual and cosmetic qualities of the gadgets.

The business is commonly anticipate to introduce a more cost effective, dare we state cheap, iPhone 5C with a plastic case, as a means of taking on emerging markets.

Judging by this job uploading, it appears the company’s work in that area will be a growing issue as it seeks to ideal brand-new materials for the more budget-focused devices.