Apple’s two iPhone 6 handsets will be in the hands of consumers before the close of September, sources suggest
Apple’s iPhone 6 is set to be one of the biggest launches of the year and looks to be the first time Apple embraces larger displays aboard its flagship handsets. Two handsets are expected: one with a 4.7in display, and another with a larger, phablet-sized screen of 5.5in.
Reports from earlier in the year suggested the iPhone 6 would get a release date in September. And now MacRumors is adding further weight to that claim. According to the Apple-centric blog, the iPhone 6 will begin mass-shipping in late August for a release in the middle of September.
A launch is expected on September 12. Here we’ll see the handsets for the first time, learn about Apple’s plans for the future and get official confirmation about the iPhone 6’s pricing, specs and features. This event is also likely to be the launch pad for the commercial release of iOS 8.
“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,” the report said.
Previously, there were doubts about both iPhone 6 models launching simultaneously, owing to production issues with the larger iPhone 6 model. It looks like this is no longer the case, however, with multiple supply-chain sources now confirming both handsets will be ready for a mid-September release.
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