Thursday, January 06, 2011 at 11:38 AM | Posted by LOOPRumors Staff
Apple could be ensuring its retail stores are adequately staffed for the launch of a new product later this month.
“People familiar with the company’s retail plans say Apple has issued a “blackout” period spanning three weeks, during which retail employees without seniority will not be allowed vacation time.
That blackout period is said to begin the last week of January and continue into the first half of February.
Prohibiting vacations during such a large span of time is typically indicative of a major product launch, such as a new iPhone, according to people familiar with past retail blackouts,” report Neil Hughes and Kasper Jade for AppleInsider
“At the same time, however, they admitted to having no specific knowledge of what Apple could be planning this time around.”