We’re probably just a matter of weeks from the inevitable iPhone 6 launch, and while Apple still hasn’t said anything official (it likely won’t for several weeks yet), a trio of publications appears to have settled on a date almost simultaneously.
In fairly heavy pencil, you can go ahead and write “iPhone 6 launch date” in your diary under Tuesday, September 9.
That’s the gist over on recode, which doesn’t care to specify a source; Bloomberg, which credits “a person familiar with the plans”; and The Wall Street Journal, giving credit to “a person familiar with the matter”.
September 9 fits nicely with Apple’s vaguely annual launch schedule, the iPhone 5 having launched on September 12, 2012, and the iPhone 5s/5c following on September 10, 2013.
It’s still anyone’s guess what we’ll see on September 9, but the consensus is we’ll at least meet the 4.7in iPhone 6. The much-discussed 5.5in model may or may not be in attendance, with some speculating that it might slip till 2015.
The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are just about visible on the horizon, too, though it’s largely accepted that they’ll arrive in October, ditto the iWatch.
As per tradition, expect the iPhone 6 to go on sale within a couple of weeks of its launch, with iOS 8 dropping a couple of days beforehand.