It’s widely accepted that the iPhone 6 launch will go down on September 9, but the more pressing question for consumers is: When the hell can I actually buy it?
September 19 is the entirely unsurprising answer from out east, which gels nicely with Apple’s historical launch/release antics.
Through its Weibo account (the Chinese twitter, essentially), PCInLife says the iPhone 6 release date will fall - on China Unicom, specifically - between September 16 and September 19.
Barring some decidedly odd twist, we’ll bet one Jan Stuhlmacher that it’ll be Friday, September 19, with most iDevices to date – including the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c – having been released on a Friday.
There’s no specific mention of the larger iPhone 6, the “iPhone 6L” or “iPhone 6 Air”, which either means it’s being released at the same time under the iPhone 6 banner, or following at a later date. The jury’s still out there, and the presence of sapphire crystal displays is very much up in the air, too.
In the period between the iPhone 6 launch and release, you can expect pre-orders to open (er, obviously) alongside the rollout of iOS 8 to existing iDevices.