Leaks and rumors will continue to pour out until Apple finally unveils its next-generation iPhone handsets during a press conference later this summer, and they will help us piece together a puzzle that will likely reveal just about everything there is to know about both new iPhone 6 models. Now, one of the most important puzzle pieces has seemingly fallen into place.
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Back in May, it was reported that some carelessness on the part of Deutsche Telekom may have revealed the iPhone 6’s release date. At the time, the Apple partner’s call center staff was reportedly contacting customers to tell them that Apple’s 2014 iPhone models would be released on September 19th in hopes of getting them to prepare to upgrade their current handsets.
Fast-forward to Wednesday, and another report now points to the very same date.
G For Games points us to a new report from Chinese-language Tencent, which claims that Apple is preparing to launch its completely redesigned iPhone 6 on Friday, September 19th. The report only mentions the 4.7-inch iPhone model, suggesting that the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be released at a later time.
A recent report from Bloomberg suggested that both new iPhone 6 models might launch on the same date.
Also of interest, the report only mentions 32GB and 64GB models, suggesting that Apple might finally do away with the 16GB version now that some flagship Android phones with 32GB of storage are launching in the $650 range.
Tencent says that locally, Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 models will cost 5,288 yuan (roughly $848) for the 32GB model, and 6,288 yuan (roughly $1008) for the 64GB model.
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