Following reports that in Germany Apple has frozen retail store staff holidays for September, suggesting that the iPhone 6 will be released during the month, German publication ApfelPage has apparently learned that country’s main mobile operator is trying to ink new deals with customers whose contracts are about to expire by revealing to them when the iPhone 6 will launch.
Apparently, Deutsche Telekom Call Center staff is contacting customers and telling them that the iPhone 6 will launch on September 19, hoping that the news will be enough for them to agree to a contract extension. The publication says the iPhone 6 will be available on that date in Deutsche Telekom stores and also from Apple.
Those customers who will prove harder to budge will apparently be further annoyed, as the carrier is supposedly planning to send a written notice in July proposing an iPhone 6-related contract.
Apple has launched new iPhones around the same time in previous years: the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c started selling on September 20, 2013, while the iPhone 5 launched on September 21, 2012. Before that, the iPhone 4s launched on October 14, 2011.
Germany is usually part of the initial markets to receive new iOS smartphones, so it’s likely Deutsche Telekom subscribers will get the iPhone 6 as soon as Apple makes it available.