iPhone 6 (September 9 Tim Cook teaser, Recode 001)

We know the iPhone 6 is coming at some point this Fall and if history is anything to go by, there should be a media event in or around mid-September. No reputable publication has pinpointed the exact timeframe for such a high-profile event, however. That is, until this morning.

Enter well-informed John Paczkowski of Re/code, who just reported that Apple has scheduled an iPhone-focused event on Tuesday, September 9, so better mark your calendar accordingly…

“Apple has scheduled a big media event for Tuesday, September 9,” reads a short report filed today.

As with September events past, the focal point of this one is to be Apple’s next-generation iPhones, which are expected to feature larger displays of 4.7 and 5.5 inches and run speedy new A8 processors.

Needless to say, Apple declined comment.

Should Tim Cook & Co. unveil the iPhone 6 on September 9, expect the device to start selling in the United States and across key markets around the world a week or two later.

Apple usually rolls out major new products to stores on Fridays, so the iPhone 6 release party should be either on September 19 or September 26, methinks.

And if I were to play Kremlinologist, I’d point out that September’s birthstone is the sapphire.

The press has yet to receive Apple’s media invites for the event. Keep in mind that Re/code, a fairly new technology-focused website run by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, who are former WSJ star reporters and columnists, has reliable, plugged-in sources so this definitely is not yet another iPhone 6 rumor to ignore.

Apple is widely expected to unveil both 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 devices simultaneously, despite previous reports claiming a delay for the bigger handset amid production issues. As for new iPads, we expect another media event in October, just like last year.

As for other rumored products such as the iWatch, several conflicting rumors claimed that the health/fitness device could see a formal introduction toward the end of this year, or in early-2015.

iphone 6 3

Apple’s arch-rival Samsung will be holding its own media event on September 3 at the IFA show in Berlin, Germany. The South Korean conglomerate is said to be rushing out its fourth-generation Galaxy Note phablet in an attempt to steal Apple’s thunder.

I think it’s perfectly agreeable that Apple’s double-iPhone launch on September 9 is bound to suck out all the air out of the technology news cycle. Since the original iPhone’s inception, Apple has stubbornly refused to enter the so-called phablet market.

The rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will change that.

And as Samsung has shipped tens of millions of phablet-class devices, it’s perfectly the company fears the effect the iPhone 6 is bound to have on its sales.

iPhone 6 concept (NowhereElse and Martin Hajek 001)

It’s also totally safe to assume that a significant portion of former Apple users who switched to Samsung (because the iPhone maker did not have what they wanted at the time) will consider switching back to Apple as soon as the iPhone 6 becomes official.

No other source has corroborated the Re/code story at the time of this writing, but I’ll be making sure to update the article as new information becomes available.

My wallet is ready for the iPhone 6.

And yours?

  • Merman123

    I’m ready.

    • Jack Wong

      Ahhh… we have to wait for a month to have Apple announce the release date… it sounds very long…

      • Damian

        And then wait another month to get it in the store

      • Jack Wong

        Then another month to complete with those… people who sell the phone for profit.

        I really hope Apple will do what they did for iPhone 5, reserve time at 10pmEST with limited stock daily.

    • Ashymer

      that’s what she said…..

    • Antzboogie

      I went to Samsung for their beautiful screen (s5) when Apple unveils this awesome new iPhone I will be switching back. 🙂

      • moksh trehan

        agreed

      • Jack Wong

        I am wondering how people switch between different OS.

        Don’t they have their favor games or app that they need to use daily?

  • iDB

    🙂

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Arggggg… I hate this picture now.. -.-

      • Dan

        the only thing this guy is ready for is a very lonely life… (I hate it too)

  • Anmol Malhotra

    About time! My body My wallet! Everything is ready 😀 😛

  • Jason Baroni

    Amen.

  • Tim Farris

    hummmm
    i want the new iPhone

  • Anmol Malhotra

    This could be true.. I think apple will release Gm on 9th sept.. Because generally beta updates are issued when expiry date of earlier beta is one month far.
    And Apple has stuck with this in all the 5 betas of iOS 8. FYI, ios 8 beta 5 is set to expire on 10th oct.. So this may be true that GM will be release on sept 9th. Again 1 month earlier.

  • Jeffrey Feuerstein

    Exactly 5 weeks to go and the event is busy:)

  • Franky C

    Finally!!!!!!!

  • Razick Rilshad

    Waiting

  • Thiago Vaccaro

    Hallelujah, Samsung screw ya!

  • Waleed

    ..

  • Waleed

    😀

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Note 4 on sept 3 and iPhone 6 on 9th!
    Samsung : get ready to have a worst quarter!
    May god bless your note4. 😀

    • Yujin

      Apple is going to suck all the news and coverage out of samsung.

  • Waleed
  • Eikast

    I got the 5 on release date. My upgrade date is September 19th. Looks like I won’t be getting the 6 on day one.

    • InfinitePlusOne

      early upgrades.? allows upgrade couple months early

      • chris125

        No usually they allow like a week or so before your upgrade is up

  • James Gunaca

    Wow…that’s just 5 weeks from today. Cue nerdy excitement.

  • Yujin

    My wallet is ready and waiting. lol time to camp outside of the apple store.

  • Michael 335

    Sept 9th is my birthday, I know whatI’m getting 🙂

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Happy birthday Michael in advance 🙂 Enjoy your day 😉 😀

    • justme

      Happy beer-day xD too

      • moksh trehan

        what about the root beer

  • Anmol Malhotra

    iPhone 6. September 9th.
    6. 9.
    69.
    Lol nice coincidence xD

  • shut up and take my visa 😛

    • felixtaf

      Sorry. Expired card here… Get a new one.. lol

  • William Melendez

    My wallets has been ready for a while already : )

  • CAS

    I just want to be able to use my iphone with one hand, if that dosen’t happens I won’t upgrade my iphone.

    • R4

      Yeah, same here. But most people prefer bigger screens unfortunately.

  • R4

    Samsung will love to be called Apple’s arch rival but that simply isn’t true. Apple outsells flagship Samsung phones, tablets, computers and music players by a long ways.

  • M_thoroughbred

    The media has hyped everyone about the new iPhone 6’s supposedly bigger screen. If Apple doesn’t deliver they will be a lot of people disappointed.

  • :)

    September 9th. The day I get my white PS4.

  • Norbi Whitney

    I think you missed a word in this sentence “…it’s perfectly the company…”

  • Virus

    Thank God was scared it was going to come out in October

  • Royce Otero

    I’m ready to go broke once again

  • iDB

    hey why did you delete my comment???

    • Anmol Malhotra

      I’m glad they deleted it.. FYI, I flagged your bloody pic… And it got deleted xD

      • iDB

        why did you flag it?

  • Tony

    I’m ready for the 5.5! September can’t get here soon enough! 🙂

    • Hehe

      Urmm it’s the iPhone 6 dude…

      • Tony

        5.5 inch screen!

  • Itzkhaoz

    I’m sure others agree with me.

  • Benchmark Apps

    That’s my birthday! Omg. What a surprise. I’m turning 14 😛

  • udovoodoo

    Seems iDB is deleting opinions that are not in line with their own? I was commenting on the physical attributes of iPhone 6 with no vulgarity or criticism towards iDB whatsoever and it seems to be gone. I’m not gonna lose sleep over it, but that’s a douchey move.

    • iDB

      They deleted my comment too, it was just a picture of “my body is ready” (like the one posted below). I have no idea why they deleted it.

      • Brian 

        Because its not funny anymore and has gotten really, really old.

  • Khan Rulzz

    shut up and take my money !!!!!

  • Rowan09

    Can’t wait.

  • john diaz

    I hope the 5.5 size iPhone gets released on september, i’ll definitely buy it!

  • yep

    I’ll be upgrading my Note 3 to a Note 4. Thanks apple for taking 4 years to release a bigger screened phone, it allowed me to switch and if I hadn’t, I’d still be like all these other zombies thinking every iphone is just the greatest thing ever. I had iphones for 3 years. Never again.

    • Rowan09

      They made a bigger screen phone 2 years ago with the 5.

      • yep

        Hahahahhahahahahahahahahahah. Wow. Yes, they increased by .5″ while most screens were another inch larger at the time.

        Look. The original iPhone had a 3.5″ screen. Here we are 7 almost 8 years later and its increased to a whole 4.0″. Only now it is going bigger after larger screen phones have been out for so long. Even steve jobs said 3.5″ was the “sweet spot” lol. What a joke.

        Also do realize that the resolution is also important. The iphone screen isn’t even HD. not until now, “supposedly” it will be at least 720p, but still not full hd (1080p) the new phones including the note 4 are having the massive qHD resolutions. It will be another 4 years until iphones get them lol.

        So have fun with your new 5.5″ not even full HD screen iphone while I play with my bigger screen, way bigger resolution, way better software note 4.

      • Christopher

        Everybody Look! I’ve found a Scamsunger!!!

      • Rowan09

        I own a Note 2 as we’ll and besides the over saturated crap of a color they use on all Samsung devices it doesn’t make it better than everything else out in the market. What took Samsung so long using your logic? The Dell Streak came out with a 5″ screen way before Samsung. What took them so long? Maybe it’s because until recently people now want to bring around huge phones like in the past. Big phones are not new at all, I owned a 6 inch HTC windows mobile smartphone in the early 2000s. The Note 3 was suppose to be a beast of all smartphones and the performance is not superior to the iPhone 5s at all. You became a Samsung sheep which is no different from the zombies you are claiming iPhone owners are.

  • Santos

    How much ???

  • Jude Capili

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  • A’s Network

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA

    I really hope that there is still a two tone design like the iPhone 5. Really love that design.

  • suttonmontreal

    i already can see the Samsung guy planning to have that day off. of course to watch the event and copy the hardware stuff for the next galaxy S6. COPYCAT

  • Guest

    9/11..hmm…

  • Guest

    9/11…hmmm

    • Hyr3m

      September is the 9th month of the year… so it’s 9/9/14

  • Brian Brown

    Caliente

  • babiloe

    no love for external microSD slot?

  • Hyr3m

    Better than 2 days later…

  • thomas

    thinner, faster, and has a bigger screen. same old same old.
    I’m honestly looking more forward to the iwatch.
    you know apple his holding back on features for the iPhone 6S

  • TJ

    Let’s hope Apple does pre-orders this year.

  • Mikasa Ackerman

    GOOOO! APPLE GOOO! Unleash the monster. 😉 those guys on the OnePlus forums are going to be Jelly xD

  • AMB_07

    No I don’t want an iPhone 6, the next iPad tho… that’s another story 😀