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Last month, German wireless carrier Deutsche Telekom instructed its call center representatives to tell its existing customers that their loyalty could be well rewarded on September 19, the date support staff apparently singled out as the likely iPhone 6 release.

This morning, a Chinese outlet has reaffirmed that the 4.7-inch handset will indeed launch on Friday, September 19, 2014. The device is said to come in two storage flavors – 32 and 64GB varieties – as opposed to the current 16/32/64GB lineup…

September 19 is a Friday and Apple typically releases major new products on Fridays. Besides, past two iPhone launches were in September.

GforGames passes along a report by Chinese-language Tencent [Google Translate] based on unnamed inside sources. The story mentions that the 32/64GB iPhone 6 with a screen measuring 4.7 inches diagonally will retail for 5,288/6,288 yuan, which works out to about $845/$1,008.

By comparison, the 16/32GB iPhone 5s sells for 5,288/6,088 yuan in China.

All of the above points to the next iPhone possibly no longer being offered with sixteen gigabytes of storage. Apple typically keeps older iPhones on sale, offering them in 8GB variants at reduced prices so it looks like 16GB will become the new 8GB come this Fall.

The report makes no mention of a bigger 5.5-inch iPhone which Bloomberg earlier this week said would arrive alongside the 4.7-inch model after all, indicating Apple has successfully solved production issues with ultra-thin batteries and 5.5-inch panels.

Foxonn and Pegatron, Apple’s contract manufacturers, are notably ramping up hiring ahead of the handset’s Fall launch.

  • Rowan09

    I never bought the 16GB and Apple should get rid of all 8GB older models by making the 16GB the new 8GB. The iPhone should be 32GB/64GB/128GB for all new models.

    • Parker Crain

      I just hope the 32GB is $199 with a contract for the 4.7 inch

      • Rowan09

        They might do that if they’re releasing the 5.5 which is suppose to be at a premium. $199 for 32GB 4.7 and $299 for 32GB 5.5.

      • Paymon John Vafa

        I hope so the. I’ll jump straight to the 64GB with the pricing on the smaller iPhone 🙂

      • Kurt

        Note 3 starts at 32GB, it would make sense Apple does the same thing.

    • dpacemaker

      I have a 64gb iPad, and that makes sense because I do much more on it than I do my iPhone. I have never bought anything above 16gb on a iPhone because with iCloud, Dropbox, Copy, Mega and other backup apps I am always clearing my photo album up. With iTunes Match I can listen to my music library without having them stored on my iPhone. I get that people need more space, right now I have 6.9gb available out of the 16gb. Personally I don’t need it, but if the iPhone 6 starts at 32gb for 200$ with a contract I won’t complain.

      • Rowan09

        I agree I could use more space on my iPad.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    That 1,008$ figure for a phone. :O -_-
    Shocked! :O
    That day is not far when we need to spend 2000 bucks for a phone.(Off Contract)
    iPhone 6 main headline by Apple : “The biggest and the first 1000$ iPhone since the introduction of iPhone”.

    • Tobias9413

      Keep in mind that these prices from china. For example, video games cost $60 here new while in places of Europe they go for almost $100.

      • Kyle

        Right. China is still “communist”, so they have high taxes, especially on “foreign” products. In the US, it will be still very cheap compared to the rest of the world (iPhone is more expensive everywhere in the world than US).

      • Ricky

        Except in hongkong. They have the cheapest iPhone… No idea why. Even its cheaper than in the US(Normal Price)

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Really? I didnt know about that. :O

  • Freddy Born

    I hope they will do the same for the iPad…

    • Kyle

      Noooooo. Pleas ditch 128GB and 64 GB iPad Apple.

  • felixtaf

    I hope this rumour is true!

  • Jeffrey Feuerstein

    Soooo…. the iPhone 6 4.7″ 32GB version will be 650 dollars in the US? Since the 5s retails for 5088 yuan and for 650 dollars too… That’s a great price.

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  • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

    $845? Screw that

    • Tobias9413

      Like I mentioned above, these are china prices. Just for comparison, video games are $60 in the US while in parts of Europe they go up to $100. Now imagine China with it being “communist” and what not.

  • Tony

    Said it before, this very much needs to happen. With every OS the install gets bigger, not to mention updates. Then you have Apple saying how amazing their app store is with all their apps yet we need more space in order to have those regularly available to us. And finally you have music/videos/books all of which are space hogs too. The biggest one for me though, photos! I need more space for my photos because I am constantly snapping pictures. I don’t have time to sync my phone to my server at home and pull all those photos off weekly. So to me a 32gb starter is exactly what I need. It gives me the cushion to still keep doing what I’m doing and not worry so much about my space. So like many others I do hope this rumor is one that is very much true. Still debating on 4.7 or 5.5, more then likely I’ll go 5.5 because it’s going to really be the last upgrade I do for 2 years. Normally I’ve been doing yearly with my friends using my previous devices but planning on getting married in the next year or two I need to watch spending.

    • “With every OS the install gets bigger”

      Not quite; the install size of Windows 8.1.1 from 8.0 was shrunk down by 13GB according to this (http://bit ly/1jjO3MZ) and now takes up about 3GB of storage…

      • eXoguti093

        Isn’t he be talking about iOS though?

      • iOS isn’t “every OS”

  • Rodney Coleman

    With all my backups its 32GB or above. 16GB can’t hold nothing I have