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According to a rather dubious rumor published by MacRumors, citing a source familiar with an internal Apple Retail Store meeting, a senior Store Leader allegedly told staff that the whole month of October will be very busy for Apple Stores and the company itself, singling out October 14 as a particularly “immense” day for Apple.

Furthermore, the company is apparently planning a media event for Tuesday, September 16, nearly a month ahead of the iPhone 6‘s assumed October 14 launch…

Richard Padilla, writing for MacRumors:

Apple may be planning to launch the iPhone 6 on Tuesday, October 14 as the month itself will be an incredibly busy one for the company, according to a source that spoke to MacRumors citing an internal Apple Retail Store meeting.

I’m having a hard time believing the report.

The iPhone 4s, 5 and 5s/5c hit store shelves on a Friday, and in September. October 14 is a Tuesday, a highly dubious date for such a high-profile product launch.

MacRumors speculates:

The source claims that high customer demand and an ample supply due to a large production effort will motivate Apple to start iPhone 6 sales earlier in the week.

The author was unable to learn whether Apple is gearing up to launch both the 4.7 and 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 in October. Last we heard, the bigger handset is facing production delays and won’t enter mass production until December.

Lux iPhone 6 (image 001)

My two cents: the iPhone 6 will hit store shelves in September, on a Friday, as usual. The “immense” October 14 launch could easily refer to Apple’s highly-rumored wearable device, the iWatch.

According to German wireless carrier Deutsche Telekom, and corroborated by a Chinese outlet, the iPhone 6 will launch on September 19, which is a Friday.

So, again, the way things are right now – the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 should come out in September, as per usual. And October should be for OS X Yosemite, new iPads and new Macs.

What say you?

Will the new iPhone(s) go on sale in September or October?

  • Parth Patel

    Why so late?

    • Would you rather have them rush the phone and have problems or wait for a while to get an amazing phone?

      • Thiago Vaccaro

        At this point the phone is complete, there is no such thing as “rushing the phone”. The only problem is producing, and that is not Apple’s responsibility.

  • Gate

    ‘– the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 should come out in September’
    I’m thinking the exact same.
    Nice post Christian!

  • Virus

    I hope not September already seems far away

  • A’s Network

    Looks like an iPad launch to me.

    • Umut Bilgiç

      Yep! And maybe with some multi-window multitasking?

      • JayDee917

        Doubt that.

      • justme

        there’s a code saying that in iOS8 would be able to do multitasks windows

  • Rowan09

    After their media event the new iPhone usually launch within the next 2 weeks. This year I’m buying 2 iPhones because I always see the crazy price people sell them for on eBay during launch.

  • Please make it till September, the already 1 yaer wait is killing me… ;(

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Wasnt the iWatch delayed til December? I dont see an October launch for that at all….

  • Chetan

    Wish if it was august!!

  • Jamessmooth

    Totally agree. Launching a full month after the announcement seems odd. Unless, the 5.5″ iPhone won’t be ready until then… Maybe they’d wait a month and launch both models at the same time? Then I think, why wouldn’t Apple just hold off on the 5.5″ and have it be next years model? That way they’ve already got 2015 taken care of.

  • @dongiuj

    Hasn’t the iPhone been released every year since the iPhone 4 on October 14th or around this date?

  • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

    That is right. Tuesday is more reasonable than a Friday. Just because the other devices released that month doesn’t mean this one will especially with the new material.

  • Macboy

    I work for a apple retailer as a technician, and this week the manager got a call about there store down south and it was to bring more people on board, as in start interviews for the iPhone launch which is going to be on the 19th September. I was slightly dubious but the manager put the guy on speaker and he confirmed they want at least 10 new employees down at that store ready for the iPhone launch.

  • chris125

    I could see the oct launch if they wanted it to coincide with Yosemite since they said that will launch in oct and it has features that IOs8 use and can’t take full advantage without Yosemite. Still think they will launch the iPhone earlier, but guess time will tell

  • Bisikan Syaiton

    Apple took design cue from Samsung?

  • Idiotic. Apple’s guidance has already been issued. If they didn’t plan on releasing the new phones in Sept as usual, it would be reflected in their guidance.