It’s largely accepted/expected that the iPhone 6 will launch in September, but it’s time to start talking specifics.
Getting a little more specific, we’re thinking early September for the iPhone 6 launch date, and mid-September(ish) for the iPhone 6 release date. Even more specificity below.
Said specificity comes via MacRumors, whose “reliable” source says the iPhone 6 will launch in the “first or second weeks of September”.
That’s not too much of a stretch, considering the iPhone 5 launched on September 12, 2012, with the iPhone 5s launching roughly a year later on September 10.
As such, front-runners for this year’s iPhone 6 launch date are likely September 9 or 10 (a Tuesday and Wednesday respectively).
As for the iPhone 6 release date, well, given that the iPhone 5 was September 21 and the iPhone 5s was September 20, September 19 is looking pretty sweet this year – give or take a week.
For what it’s worth, mass shipments are tipped to start moving from China in the last couple of weeks of August, so if you’re willing to hijack a ship, you might be able to get your hands on the iPhone 6 even sooner.
Disclaimer: hijacking ships is WRONG, but yeah, I'll take an iPhone 6 if the price is right.
Finally, as if you need reminding, the iPhone 6 is supposedly coming in two sizes, specifically 4.7in and 5.5in, though it's not clear if the latter might arrive at a later date.