Size comparison (iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s, RocketNews24 002)

German wireless carrier Deutsche Telekom has apparently instructed its call center representatives to nudge wavering customers toward staying with them.

Support staff was reportedly told to drop hints that customers’ loyalty could be well rewarded as the company gets to carry the anticipated iPhone 6 in mid-September – more specifically, on September 19.

That’s the gist of a new report by Apfelpage.de. The date is likely more than an educated guesstimate.

Remember, Deutsche Telekom is one of the largest carriers in the world and they own T-Mobile. That being said, we’re filing this away into our mental drawer under the ‘Very Likely’ category…

German-language Apfelpage.de [Google translate] adds that the carrier is even considering to permit those customers whose contract has or is about to expire to register their interest for the upcoming handset, beginning July.

Keep in mind that it doesn’t take a genius to figure out a likely timeframe of the iPhone 6’s debut: a mid-September launch would be consistent with the iPhone 4s/5/5s/5c which were all introduced in September.

September 19 is a very specific date and even though Apple most definitely would not share the official release date for such a massively hyped product with a carrier nearly four months in advance, leaks do happen and are a fact of life in this industry.

Bonn, Germany-based Deutsche Telekom in a similar vein last year hinted that the the iPhone 5s would support LTE Advanced. And in early-September 2012, the carrier even started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 which at that point had not been officially announced.

Yes, September 19 is a Friday.

Image to of post: the 4-inch iPhone 5s vs. 5.5-inch iPhone 6 dummy.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    I think iPhone 6 with 4.7 inch screen could launch much earlier than Sept.. Seeing the number of leaks I think they will release 4.7inch earlier.

    • Johannes Mertens

      That doesnt mean anything. Past iphones were fully leaked months before the release (the iphone 4 more than half a year before release) and they still kept the normal release cycle.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Off topic: Does iDB support Reeder 2 app?

  • Malay Mody

    For the iPhone 5 early pre-orders, I think you mean early-September 2012!

  • Capirexz

    I think I’ll get the 5S , 4.7 is nice but 4.0 is Super perfect for me!
    Lets wait and see.

  • highNiggaPie

    Damn I thought it said iphone 6 leaked u shoulda worded it “iphone 6 release date leaked” oh well

    • @dongiuj

      It does.

      • highNiggaPie

        No it says German carrier leaks iphone 6

      • @dongiuj

        Yes, that’s right. Then it says “release date” immediately after that. Can you not see it?

      • highNiggaPie

        Obviously I saw it once clicked on it but on the link to the page it just showed periods and cut off the rest of the title so u can’t see it

      • @dongiuj

        Oh, i see. Sorry.

  • MarvinKleinpass

    I come from germany, I’m cool – Führ das deutsche REICH 😀