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Report from solid source points to iPhone 6 release in mid-September

Updated Jul 23rd, 2014 11:02AM EDT

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Reports surrounding Apple’s impending iPhone 6 announcement keep rolling in. 9to5Mac reports that Apple is “tentatively” planning to host a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and everything we need to know about the full version of iOS 8. According to the sources, the event will most likely be held during either the second or third week of September, but manufacturing issues could delay Apple’s schedule.

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The sources also believe that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will make an appearance at the event, but Apple has not yet made a final decision regarding the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 phablet. More internal testing has gone into the 4.7-inch model than the 5.5-inch model.

As for iOS 8, Apple is planning to finish up work on a fifth and probably final beta early next week and then will release beta 5 on August 4th. A golden master version of the software update should be available at the end of August or the beginning of September as well.

Once iOS 8 finally reaches the public, Apple will move its development team over to iOS 8.1 and iOS 9. Dual-screen multitasking and an improved Maps app will find their way into these future updates. We’ll also be on the lookout for an event focusing on Apple’s upcoming wearable line and the full release of OS X Yosemite later in October.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.