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The iPhone 6 release date could have finally been confirmed by Apple as the company blacked out vacation time for its employees during the time of the new smartphone's launch.
Apple cut down vacation time for its AppleCare employees between Sept.15 and 28. This is a two week period that encompasses the prospective Sept. 20 release date for the device, further confirming that previous rumors had been correct.
This move by the company was spotted on a leaked internal document that was posted up by AppleInsider.
The next-gen iPhone and iPhone 5C are rumored to be unveiled on Sept. 10 along with the new iPad and iPad mini 2.
The new iPhones are expected to be unveiled at a Sept. 10 media event and a new Bloomberg report states that the company will also use this event to introduce its new line of tablets.
Bloomberg mentions in its recent report that the new iPads are expected to debut at the event; however, nothing has been confirmed by Apple at this time. This is also the rumored release date for iOS 7.
Apple will begin rolling out the new software on that date, according to an email sent by the company Nuance that specializes in powering Siri's speech recognition capabilities.
The email was sent out to developers using the company's API and in the body of it Nuance claims the General Availability date for iOS 7 will be on Sept. 10.
"As you are probably aware, iOS 7 GA will be released on September 10th," read the email. "The NDEV Program has pre-qualified that SpeechKit 1.4.5 works properly on iOS 7, but we encourage you to conduct your own testing to ensure that when the upgrade happens, your Nuance speech services continue to work seamlessly."