The iPhone 6 will debut on September 16th at the Yerba Buena Center in sunny Cali and will be in stores on October 14th, reports suggest.
The newly mooted due date for the iPhone 6 comes from an Apple employee cited by MacRumors. The staffer, who works in the tech giant’s retail network, claims he was told the launch day in a team briefing.
Previously reported dates for the iPhone 6, which is set to land in 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch variants, are September 15th and 19th.
So what to make of the latest launch-day rumour? Well, the relatively junior status of MacRumors’ source means you should probably treat the leak with a pinch of salt. But perhaps you shouldn’t disregard it entirely.
Not least because September 16th is a Tuesday. And as seasoned Apple-watchers know, that’s the weekday it favours for product launches.
We’re less convinced by the October 14th due date rumoured for retail availability. Why? Mostly just that the 14th is also a Tuesday and iPhones always, always hit store shelves on a Friday.
What’s more, it’s unlikely that the company would wait the best part of a month to make the iPhone 6 available. Especially given that the wait-time between the big reveal and the store date is usually just one week.
News of Apple’s plans come amid a blizzard of information about the iPhone 6 that means we may already know everything there is to know about the handset.
However, speculation suggests it will feature light-up notifications, an improved 13-megapixel camera and a more powerful battery.