iPhone 6 (Martin Hajek 010)

With all the rumors seemingly pointing to Apple sticking to its Fall release schedule for iPhones, established with the October 2011 introduction of the iPhone 4s, today the company again hinted at an upcoming iPhone 6 release by blocking off employee vacations for September 15–28 at its German outlets.

September is Apple’s usual iPhone launch window (new iPads typically come a month later).

What’s different this time around is Apple blocking employee vacation dates four months in advance versus a few weeks ahead of a major new product introduction, like before…

German-language blog iFun.de [Google translate] cited an anonymous source Wednesday and said that there was “little doubt” that the information is reliable. Conveniently enough, this is essentially a repeat of 2014 when Apple blocked off precisely the same dates ahead of the iPhone 5s/5c release.

Apple, of course, would also black out vacations for September for back-to-school season, too. That being said, however, I just think there are too many coincidences here so clearly there’s some fire where there’s smoke.

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Apple 2014 release schedule forecast by KGI Research, via AppleInsider.

Apple Stores around the world should follow the example of German outlets and block off employee vacations as well as the firm concentrates on the massive iPhone 6 release.

Only a 4.7-inch variant of Apple’s next iPhone is said to launch in September. A larger 5.5-inch model has apparently been delayed until the end of 2014 – or quite possible into early-2015 – due to production problems with its ultra-thin batteries and display.

Keep in mind that this device may not be an iPhone at all. For all we know, the supposed 5.5-inch iPhone could end up being a next-gen iPod touch with a larger screen focused on gaming.

Thoughts?

iPhone 6 render via Martin Hajek.

  • Fun boy

    I hate samsung!

    • Carlos Gomes

      The article is solely dedicated to Apple’s iPhone 6 alleged release date and the only thing you can think of is bitching about the brand’s main competitor?
      If you’re no longer a teenager, you may need professional help.

      • Fun boy

        Luckily I am a teenager

  • Guest

    All I can say is….

  • Blaqheart

    All it can say is…

    • Framboogle

      Getting real tired of this shit

      • felixtaf

        Simple flagging did the trick. Next time u see such BS, flag it!!!

      • Antzboogie

        Snitches get stiches not sure what he did but thats the motto. 😉

    • Jonathan

      I officially want to delete this picture on every computer/server.

    • Tobias9413

      Can we stop using this picture? Every single post there’s a picture of either this or shut up and take my money. It’s annoying people.

    • Leonard Wong

      Great! My gun is ready to shoot your body!!!
      ANNOYING IMAGE!!!

  • hussam spider

    waiting

  • Framboogle

    Apple has been doing it this way since 2011. Is anyone even surprised?

  • MarvinKleinpass

    I come from Germany, i’m cool

    • blastingbigairs

      And the cars from your country are too. God bless the Fatherland!!!

      • MarvinKleinpass

        yes but I’m not hitler

      • blastingbigairs

        The word “Fatherland” has absolutely nothing to do with that scumbag. To Germans it means one native land, the land of one’s ancestors, the country you were born in. F*** Hitler!!!!

  • Jaleon

    I like the looks of the 4/4S better than the 5/5s/5c and these new ‘6’ concepts.

  • Omar Ruiz

    I genuinely like the new look of the 6, if the leaks are the look it’s going to have. ( I’m talking about the video footage)
    Does anyone know if employees get 1st dibs on the device?
    At tmobile we have to wait a month 🙁

    • Mike Colacone Saal

      I just interviewed there; any discounts on phones or service?

  • OMZG, Apple is going to release a new iPhone in September…?!? Oh yeah, that’s definitely worth a load of articles all over the web…! I mean, who woulda thought, right…?! I’m still shivering with excitement…!

  • ZOMG, Apple is going to release a new iPhone in September…?!? Oh yeah, that’s definitely worth a load of articles all over the web…! I mean, who woulda thought, right…?! I’m still shivering with excitement…!

  • Antzboogie

    I thought is was Augusta new iPhone for the summer makes more sense. What are they thinking over there the demand is high. No one wants this tiny iPhone 5s I swtiched to the s5 for now. The screen is amazing. 4.7 is just right though we’ll see.