Apple Expected to Announce iPhone 6 in Early September, With Launch Later in the Month

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Rumors and past release date info have thus far pointed towards a September launch date for the iPhone 6, which has now been confirmed by a reliable source that spoke to MacRumors.

    Mass shipments of the iPhone 6 from China to the United States are expected to occur during the last two weeks of August and it is likely that Apple will announce the iPhone 6 during the first or second weeks of September. The first deliveries of the device will come later in the month on a corresponding Friday, roughly a week and a half after the event.

    iPhone 6 render by Tomas Moyano and Nicolas Aichino
    An early September event is in line with previous rumors and with the event dates of the last two iPhone generations. The iPhone 5 was announced on Wednesday, September 12 with availability occurring on September 21 and the iPhone 5s/5c was announced on Tuesday, September 10 with availability starting on September 20.

    It remains unknown if the September iPhone 6 event will include just the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variations. Early rumors pointed towards production issues that might delay the launch of the larger phone, but those problems appear to be solved and a recent rumor from Bloomberg has suggested both devices could launch at the same time.

    A report from earlier today pointed towards a September 25 launch date for the iPhone 6, but Apple typically releases the iPhone on a Friday, making this prediction unlikely. September 12, 19, and 26 are all probable launch dates for the iPhone 6, based on production speed and available inventory.

    Apple's iPhone 6 is expected to include a larger display size along with a thinner iPod-touch style design, an A8 processor, and camera improvements. The 5.5-inch iPhone has thus far been positioned as the premium version and may include upgrades like optical image stabilization and a larger storage capacity, with a $100 price premium.

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  2. macrumors member


    Dec 4, 2011
    Surrey, UK
  3. macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2011
    can't wait for the damn phone now :p... enough of these rumors already
  4. macrumors 68000


    Aug 15, 2011
    All these articles are making me feel like going into a hibernate mode and just wake up in mid-September.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    This render I actually like. The other renders were not as refined as this one.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2010
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
    So we established a launch date. I don't mind iPhone 6 stories (I'm more than excited), but this is old news.
  8. macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    My body is ready.....

    Shut up and take my money.....

    Any others we can throw out there?

    Now I'm just trying to figure out how I can swing it so I can get both the 4.7" and 5.5".....if I can get around $500 for my 32GB 5S (its a little beat up).....
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2011
    I wish I could get paid to say that the next iPhone will be released in September, I don't think anyone in this world could've guessed that.. :rolleyes:
  10. macrumors 68040


    If Apple releases iPhone 6 in September then its 25% chance of hitting the "right" date via a Friday... Compared to 3.33% any other day as generic day in September ... :rolleyes:
  11. macrumors 68020


    Feb 9, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
  12. macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010

    I'm very interested in seeing the improvements in the camera and camera software!!!

    I wish they would not make it so think and added increased battery life and large increases camera specifications, e.g. megapixels (for printing), manual controls, sharpness and low light capabilities.

    One can only hope.
  13. macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2013
  14. macrumors G4

    May 10, 2004
    Meanwhile the Galaxy Note 3 Neo DUOS is trickling into new markets, and the Galaxy S5 mini DUOS should not be far away from appearing somewhere.
  15. macrumors newbie


    Mar 20, 2014
    Salem, Oregon
    iPhone / iWatch / iWait

    I don't care when this comes out anymore. I plan on waiting for the larger of the two screen sizes. Mainly, I have been anticipating the iWatch since it was first rumored. I have denied myself of many wristbands that do a few things, in hopes Apple trumps them all.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2014
    Bigger iPhones?

    That scares me - I hope they still offer non-ridiculous sizes...
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2013
    Hey, this rumor-render isn’t half bad! It’s kinda nice for a change.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2011
    fingers crossed the 5.5 is released at the same if that size is true.
    exciting times rollon September
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2012
    Looking sexy!! I am looking forward to this phone :) We'll see if I get black or a different colour, not sure yet...
  20. macrumors 6502


    Aug 1, 2007
    I imagine this render is pretty close to the actual iPhone 6 and I like it.
  21. macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2009
    I'm not entirely sure why I keep waiting for news on the iPhone 6. I'm perfectly happy with my 5...
  22. macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I love the look of this phone... dislike the glass "breaks" on the back though, didn't like them on the 5/5S either. Would have preferred either all glass or all metal backing (I know, all metal would have blocked some of the radios). The breaks just look tacky. This GOLD render is friggin' ugly though.

    I really hope they bring back Space Grey, best color they've used to date. Space Grey with a White Screen would be awesome!
  23. macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    Why can't the antennae just be under the screen? So what if the brain is a bit more radiated.
  24. macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2014
    Now this I like makes me question if I should keep my 5s but that screen size I don't like I want 4"#
  25. macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    Uh? I fail to see any similarity.
    The render above looks more like a mix between the iPhone 5/5s and 5th-gen iPod touch.
    And if you insist on saying Apple copied an Android phone, the HTC One M8 seems like a more appropriate choice.

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