Apple’s iPhone may launch on June 15, according to an internal AT&T memo sent out yesterday informing employees that “no additional vacation requests will be approved during the launch period (6/15 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 7/15).”
It’s possible the cited “launch period” beginning on June 15 may refer to employee preparation for the release, so June 15 may not be the actual launch date.
Read the full AT&T memo, discovered by The Boy Genius Report, and decide for yourself:
To: All Company Owned Retail Employees
From: [Name removed]
Subject: iPhone Launch Period
Date: May 4, 2007
As previously announced, Apple and AT&T will soon debut the iPhone,
which combines a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and
breakthrough internet communications into one small and lightweight
handheld device. The new AT&T has a multiyear, exclusive agreement to
provide U.S. service for the iPhone.
To ensure proper staffing during the product launch period, Sales personnel
planning to take approved time off are encouraged to schedule their
vacations before June 15 or after July 15 to participate in the iPhone
Previously approved vacation will be allowed where voluntary rescheduling
is not feasible
No additional vacation requests will be approved during the launch period
(6/15 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 7/15).
I want to thank you in advance for your understanding as this is likely to
be the biggest selling period we have seen in a few years.