A new iPhone 6 release date rumor moves the date up for the biggest iPhone 6 and reiterates the use of a curved display to complete a new iPhone 6 design. Despite rumors that Apple will need to use two iPhone 6 release dates in 2014 for a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch iPhone this new report suggests Apple may be able to make it easy for shoppers by announcing two iPhones at the same event. If the rumor is correct the iPhone 6 release date will take place in September 2014.
We’ve known for months that Apple is working on two iPhone 6 screen sizes for 2014. Rumors agree on a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 that will be the main model to compete with the Galaxy S5 and a 5.5-inch model that is Apple’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and other large smartphones. If Apple is able to pull off the 5.5.-inch iPhone 6 release date in September it could beat the Galaxy Note 4 to stores.
For months reports claimed supply chain issues would prevent Apple from selling both of the new iPhone 6 models on the same day, but a new report shares details on the iPhone 6 release date and design.
IPHONE 6 RELEASE DATE
Although there were plenty of rumours around that Apple was planning on launching the iPhone 6 earlier in the year, the fact that those dates have been and gone is all you need to know about how accurate they are.
Now that we’re in July, it’s starting to become clear that the most obvious launch date is the right one: September 2014. Apple likes to launch new products on a yearly cycle and, with the iPhone 5S, released last September, it makes sense that the iPhone 6 would follow a year later. There’s an outside chance that the release might slip to October, but that feels more likely for the replacement iPads for the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display.
Now, we even have a date for the new launch: Friday 19th September 2014. This launch date, originally reported by MacRumours, comes from a report on a Chinese website, giving out the release date of the phone. It makes sense, as Apple has gone for September launch dates in the past, with Friday the preferred on-sale day. Note that this is the day that the phone hits the shops, not the date that Apple unveils the phone for the first time. Given that Apple launched the iPhone 5S on the 20th September 2013, following a press conference on Tuesday 10th September, that means that we should expect to see the iPhone 6 for the first time on Tuesday 9th September 2014. Of course, all rumours like this can’t be believed, particularly as Apple is fond of changing things. It also remains tightlipped about any information, only sending out invites to the press event a couple of weeks before hand. Still, this rumour has the flavour of truth about it, and September does feel right for this product.
Talk of the iPhone 6 has been going on for well-over a year, with the large-screen phone not coming at the end of 2013 with the iPhone 5S. However, now we’re more than half-way through the year, the good news is that we haven’t got long before the iPhone 6 is released.
While Apple is notoriously tight-lipped about upcoming products, there have been plenty of leaks, giving us a sneak peek at what the company has in store for us. That’s on top of Apple’s own announcement of iOS 8, giving us the clearest indication of what the iPhone 6 will have in store for us.
Of course, as all of the major Android competition has already released their big products for the year, with the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (m8) and Sony Xperia Z2, we know what Apple’s up against and what it needs to beat.
Here, we’re rounding up all of the latest information to help you find out everything you need to know about the upcoming phones – 4.7in and 5.5in models are rumoured. We’re updating this article regularly, so come back for the latest information. We’ll put the latest information at the top to make it easier to find, integrating it into the full content later on.