US phone network AT&T has banned holiday requests for the last two weeks in September, which many are speculating is down to the launch of the Apple iPhone 5.
An anonymous AT&T employee claims the announcement is due to an "event blackout".
"Historically the only time they've done this was for an iPhone release," the tipster adds.
Wait a minute…
However, 'sources with knowledge of Apple's plans' claim that the AT&T employee is misinformed; "I don't know why AT&T's calling for all hands on deck those weeks, but it's not for an iPhone launch," it told All Things D.
Rather, the second anonymous source says the iPhone 5 will land in October, although he declined to give any indication of when exactly we'll see it.
So all we can tell you for sure is that there will be a new iPhone but when it will launch is clearly still anyone's guess.
The rumourometer has swung wildly from no chance to quite likely and back on this one; so we'll plump for the middle ground for now, and wait for Apple's official word.