iPhone 5 release date: Italian carrier announces vacation blackout starting from September 15

A recent report from TechCrunch cited internal sources who stated that Verizon has prevented employees from taking vacation from September 21.

Now it is reported that Italian carrier 3 Italia will do the same.

Starting from September 15, the employees will be unable to take leave for several weeks as the company expects some “secret boxes” to arrive from Cupertino.

iPhoneItalia reports that sources inside the carrier say the security around the launch is tighter than in previous years.

These announcements hint that important products are set to be launched soon and speculation about a possible iPhone 5 launch is high.