Even though Apple likes to remain tight-lipped in the run-up to any new product release, retailers, suppliers and carriers often – accidentally or otherwise – permit us to breach that veil of secrecy. The iPhone 6 – undoubtedly the most eagerly-anticipated product to be releasing out of Cupertino this year – is widely expected to be dropping in September of this year, and thanks to leaked info from a German carrier, we may now have a specific release date.
We’ve experienced something of a back-and-forth between August and September for projected iPhone 6 release dates, which is nothing out of the ordinary when we consider previous rumors. Every year, it seems, the blogosphere teases itself with the notion that Apple may come through with an updated handset in August, but inevitably, the arrival tends to fall in September.
Deutsche Telekom has apparently been informing customers that the iPhone 6 will be available in stores on Friday, September 19th, according to a report over at German blog apfelpage.de, and whilst we’re naturally skeptical about this revelation given that it’s still four months away, it does tie in nicely with previous iPhone launch dates.
It’s very likely that Deutsche Telekom could have surmised this information based upon the fact that the iPhone usually arrives in September, and always on a Friday. With 4-5 Fridays in the month, the odds of picking the right date would seem fairly favorable, and with the last two launches haven fallen on the 21st and 20th, it wouldn’t take the brightest spark to connect the dots and try to estimate when this year’s handset may land.
As far as we know, Apple will be releasing two greatly-modified, larger new iPhone handsets later on this year. Unofficially known as the “iPhone 6,” both variants will be treated to a radical redesign in the image of the iPod touch, and whilst one will bump the display to 4.7 inches, a further, 5.5-inch model will serve as a significant departure from the 4-inch panel of the iPhone 5s.
It’s hard to get too excited by this report, but since it is from a reputable carrier in Deutsche Telekom, it’s definitely possible that they know more about Apple’s release intentions than the blogosphere does.
(Source: apfelpage.de [Google Translate])
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