While the September unveil and launch date for the new iPhone has been all-but-confirmed by a number of news outlets, Apple has still yet to officially make the call. And it may not for another two weeks.

But that didn’t stop German wireless carrier Mobilecom Debitel from sending out an announcement to its subscribers today, claiming that Apple’s latest smartphone will indeed go on sale next month…

9to5Mac points to the announcement, which they machine-translated to read the following:

“In September, it’s finally time for a new generation of smartphone to go on sale. mobilcom-debitel allows you to find free e-mail about everything worth knowing about iPhone.”

It would seem unprofessional for a carrier to make an announcement on rumors and speculation, but there’s no evidence that this is based on any new information. Apple rarely gives carriers intel regarding new products this far in advance, and if it did, you’d think there’d be some kind of NDAs involved.

Nevertheless, Mobilecom Debitel obviously feels confident enough in the September date to start sending out announcements to its subscribers. And it should. Not only has it been confirmed by The WSJ, Bloomberg, and other publications, but the well-connected Jim Dalrymple has given his “yep” of approval.

The new iPhone is expected to be unveiled at a media event on September 12, and to become available for pre-order the same day. The handset is said to officially launch the following Friday, September 21.

  • @dongiuj

    Why wouldn’t carriers know about the products they’re going to be selling a month from now? They have a business to run too. I’m sure the carriers have a better idea of when exactly a new phone will be available for sell than we do.
    Maybe somebody got the translation wrong. Maybe somebody was stupid enough to send this info out and doesn’t care about losing his/her job. But maybe the carrier knows something more than you or me and is letting people know about up and coming products.
    Even my carrier tells us about new phones that will be on sell 4 months from now.

    • That’s why he mentioned the NDAs also…

      • @dongiuj

        Yeah, he mentioned “you’d think there’d be some kind of NDAs “.
        Doesn’t neccessarily mean about when a product is available for sell. There are different types of NDAs from what I understand. Maybe I’m wrong about it but I think some NDAs just protect about the technology invovled so this company hasn’t released that info. Just mentioned about the month.

      • @dongiuj

        Ah, wait. I just read that again. Sounds like they’re releasing info about the phone in e-mails.

  • Linuxuser1

    Well, Mobilecom Debitel isn’t a regular carrier, it’s more like a reseller for other carriers. They sell contracts from T-Mobile, Vodafone, O2 and so on.

  • Crooker

    Well, I ask an employee and get a simple answer: What?! This link should be deactivated! Now they changed it from Apple iPhone in Smartphone!