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Best Buy leak may have revealed iPhone 6s launch timing

Best Buy iPhone 6s Plus AppleCare+

Apple’s iPhone 6s is going to be released in mid-September, assuming the iPhone maker sticks to its fall iPhone launch cycle, and a new report indicates that Best Buy is looking to improve your iPhone shopping in its stores this year.

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According to 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, who is often accurate when it comes to Apple’s upcoming plans, Best Buy and Apple have agreed to sell both AppleCare for Macs and AppleCare+ for iPhones, iPads and the Apple Watch in Best Buy stores.

The retail chain is preparing to offer buyers the AppleCare plans in its stores around the week of September 14th, just in time for the iPhone 6s launch. Best Buy will become one of the only retailers that can offer users AppleCare and AppleCare+ extended warranties in the U.S.

The AppleCare plans sold through Best Buy will operate just like an AppleCare warranty purchased directly from Apple, though Best Buy will also offer its standard warranty plan. This way, customers in need of service for their products, including the upcoming iPhone 6s, will be able to choose either AppleCare or Best Buy’s own services.

A recent report said that Apple is going to unveil the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus during a special event on September 9th, but Apple has yet to make an official announcement. Even so, considering past iPhone launches, Apple will likely start selling the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in stores, including Best Buy, in mid-September.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.