A new iPhone 5 release date rumor seems to strongly confirm a September 21st release for the new smartphone. It appears there is a Verizon vacation blackout which falls in line with the previously speculated release dates for Apple’s upcoming device.
According to TechCrunch, a “trusted Verizon employee” confirmed the service provider is having a vacation blackout from September 21st through 30th. This seems to lend more credibility to those previous rumors suggesting a September 12th announcement by Apple, along with pre-orders of the new, and followed by the September 21 release date.
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It’s the second in our now-weekly Apps Rush posts, which have been split between iOS and Android (today’s Android version can be found here).
Both offer a selection of the 10 most interesting new apps from the last week for their respective platforms, focusing on non-game apps – a separate post on the Guardian’s Games Blog will offer a weekly 10 Best selection for all smartphones and tablets.
For a limited time, Gazelle is offering to lock in prices for used iPhones until Oct.1, after the next iPhone is rumored to hit stores.
For those planning on upgrading to the next iPhone model in September, Gazelle is taking the gamble out of early trade-ins with an extension of its price-lock guarantee.
Consumers who plan on selling a used iPhone to Gazelle can get a price quote locked-in now, but don’t have to mail in their iPhone until Oct. 1. It’s widely rumored that the next iPhone model will go on sale Sept. 21. If rumors are true, this would give sellers enough time to hold on to their current iPhone before replacing it with a newer model.
The extension only applies to quotes made on Gazelle between Monday and Aug. 31. There’s no obligation for sellers to go through with the trade-in, but it’s a safe to bet that gadget-buyback sites will pay less for iPhones by Oct. 1. The used value of iPhones tends to decrease as a new iPhone launch day approaches.