AT&T and Apple vacation blackouts that pointed to the approximate time of the iPhone 4S launch.
Of course, back then we were assuming that it would be the iPhone 5 that would be launched, not the iPhone 4S. Apple has been saving the 5 for this year, unless of course they decide to call it the "new iPhone," as they did with the "new iPad."
In addition to the vacation blackout, a large training event for regional employees has been rescheduled from the first week of October due to a conflict with a “huge announcement.” What could that announcement possibly be?
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 5, and perhaps the iPad mini, a new iPod touch, a new iPad nano, and maybe even a redesigned (with the new smaller dock connector) iPad on Sept. 12, with pre-orders beginning that day. The device's first retail appearance will be Sept. 21, if all goes as rumored.