Rumor: Apple to launch iPhone 6 on September 19

iPhone 6 concept

Chinese website Tencent (via GforGames) claims that Apple will launch the highly anticipated iPhone 6 on Friday, September 19.

That is the same day, German carrier Deutsche Telekom also expects Apple to launch the new iPhones.The report claims that they’ve received the September 19th launch date for the iPhone 6 from inside sources. The date is consistent with recent iPhone launches, so it could be an educated guess as it seems unlikely that Apple will share launch plans for the new iPhone so early.

Apple has historically launched new iPhone models on a Friday. Last year, Apple launched the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on Friday, September 20th. It also launched the iPhone 5 in 2012 on Friday, September 21st.

If Apple does end up launching iPhone 6 on September 19th, then it would mean that iOS 8 will be released to the public on September 17th, as Apple has been releasing major iOS software updates couple of days prior to the launch of the new iPhones.

The report also claims the iPhone 6 will come with 32GB and 64GB storage options, indicating that Apple may launch a 16GB iPhone 6 model. The 32GB iPhone 6 will be available for 5,288 yuan ($848), the same price as the 16GB iPhone 5s, and the 64GB model will be available for 6,288 yuan ($1008), slightly more than the 32GB iPhone 5s, which is available for 6,088 yuan. The report points out that these prices could be for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

Apple is widely expected to release two variants of the iPhone 6 this year, one with a 4.7-inch display and the second one with a 5.5-inch display. The iPhone 6 models may also feature an all-new ultra thin design, narrower bezels and rounded edges.

iPhone 6 is also expected to include Apple’s new A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and an improved 8-megapixel camera. In addition to the obvious difference in display sizes, analysts expect the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to also feature optical image stabilization, as the differentiating feature between the two models.

Do you plan to buy iPhone 6 if it is released on September 19th?

[via GforGames]