We’ve still got a few months to go before Apple announces its newest iPhones, but a fresh leak may reveal the company’s specific launch plans. The leak, allegedly courtesy of U.K. carrier Vodafone, reveals the upcoming smartphone will hit stores on September 25. We have no indication this information is legitimate, so take it at face value.
According to an alleged internal email sent to British tech blog Mobile News, the device will be available for pre-order starting on September 18. A week later it should be available in stores. The leak apparently refers to the device as the “new iPhone.” It’s possible that means Apple may be shifting away from its traditional numbered naming scheme, though it’s just as likely Vodafone simply doesn’t know what it will officially be called.
Rumor has it Apple will release two new models later this year, offering up an iPhone 6s and an iPhone 6s Plus. Both options should feature similar designs, but may offer upgraded hardware and specs. That could include better cameras, sharper displays, more RAM, a new processor and Force Touch. Apple may also offer a Rose Gold color option this time around.
As for the software, we’re expecting to get a first official look at iOS 9 next week during WWDC 2015. Unfortunately it could be a while before the new iPhones are revealed. Apple typically waits until September to show its latest handsets, and it doesn’t seem like that will be changing anytime soon.
Don’t forget to check back on Monday for tons of live coverage from Apple’s WWDC keynote. For now you can also see some of our favorite iPhone concept designs in the gallery below.