Report: German carriers confirm September 18 launch date for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

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After Deutsche Telekom began taking pre-orders for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in Germany last week, several German carriers have confirmed that Apple’s next-generation smartphones will launch on September 18, according to a new report.

We’re already heard that Apple will announce the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus on September 9 — alongside a new Apple TV and possibly even new iPads as well. Based on previous launch plans, it seems likely the Cupertino company will then begin taking pre-orders on Friday, September 11.

Apple then tends to launch its products exactly one week later, which suggests the new devices will be available to purchase from carriers and Apple Stores in key markets on Friday, September 18. Now a new report from Macerkopf confirms this.

“This will be the case again this year,” the report reads, machine-translated. “From mobile circles, we were able to find out that the German providers prepare this year on September 18 2015th. At least we have heard from two of three providers.”

This suggests iOS 9 will rollout to the public on September 16, given that Apple traditionally launches its major updates two days before its new iPhones go on sale.

This all sounds perfectly sensible, but of course, it’s still not confirmed until Apple makes it official. Don’t take it as concrete for now, then, but be prepared to place your iPhone 6s pre-order on September 11 anyway — just in case.