iPhone 6 (retail box, Martin Hajek 004)

Apple this morning sent out invitations for a media event on September 9th, where the company is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 and a new wearable device. We’ve heard conflicting theories on whether or not we’ll see one or two new handsets on stage, but a new report out this afternoon suggests the former.

According to website GforGames, “informed sources” are telling Chinese media outlets that only the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 will make an appearance at the event, alongside a new 5s model with 8GB of storage. Apparently the larger 5.5-inch iPhone will make its debut later this year in limited quantities.

In a second report the site points to a scoop from MovilZona, who has sources inside Spanish carrier Telefonica that say both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions will be very expensive. The source claims the smaller iPhone 6 will cost 750 Euros ($988 USD), and the 5.5-inch 950 Euros, though it doesn’t specify storage.

While we have heard that Apple may charge a premium for the larger iPhone 6, we’ve seen little in terms of pricing as a whole. We’ve also heard conflicting intel regarding the 5.5-inch iPhone and the iWatch launching this fall, as reports of production issues and few part leaks have spurred speculation of serious delays.

Bloomberg, however, is reporting this afternoon that both the iWatch and larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model are a go for next month’s media event. Apple is of course keeping mum on the details, but it renting out Cupertino’s extra-large Flint Center to host the keynote suggests that whatever it has planned, it’s going to be big.

[GforGames, Bloomberg]

  • William Melendez

    Man … All these rumors at this point you can’t really know who to trust now. September 9th can’t come any sooner : /

    • This is exactly why I hate rumors. There are so many mockups, conflicting stories, and unfounded predictions. I’d rather just be excited for and surprised at the event. Let me jump up and down screaming because I’m seeing something I never dreamed Apple would do.

      • William Melendez

        Excatly, sit back with some popcorn and enjoy the unveiling.

      • h4nd0fg0d

        Not in this day and age. I believe the leaks are proly pretty damned close to what we’ll be getting. Sad, but none the less true my friend.

  • Umut Bilgiç

    It is just like 10 days till september 9. I guess we will wait and see. Not listening to any rumor from this point to let the excitement build up 😀

  • Jamessmooth

    Ugh. Give it an hour or so and there will be a conflicting report of this report.

  • JulianZH

    But the popped out camera really a turnoff.

    • Tommy

      That’s just a dummy unit. You don’t really expect apple to come out with that shit do you?

      • Caegs

        Didn’t they do that for the new iPod touch?

      • JayDee917

        I do. Leaks this close to the event are usually pretty accurate. The iPhone 6 won’t be the best looking iPhone unfortunately. Hopefully they’ll make up for it in functionality.

  • Jonathan

    They’re bringing back the 8 GB?!

    • Vince Reedy

      8GB in this day and age is plain stupidity. I can’t see it.

      • Rowan09

        Nexus still does it so apparently I guess some people still just use their phones for surfing the web, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

      • Jonathan

        ikr? Just give me a computer with 1 GB of ram. That’s nothing nowadays.

      • 512mb of ram?

      • Jonathan

        you from the 90’s?

      • yep

      • Jonathan

        *fist bump* me too. 😀

      • blu

        Why? Because YOU have no need for it?
        To say “It is stupid to release a XXX gb model” is stupid. You have no idea what others storage needs. are.
        My daughter has an 8 gig 3gs that is 1/2 full, storage wise works great for her.
        My wife has a 16 gig 4s, not even 1/4 full.
        An 8 gig 4″ 6c (or whatever they will call it) would be a great upgrade for either of them if it is free.
        Heck, the only reason my 16 gig 5 is almost full is because I told iTunes to fill empty space with music (which I rarely listen too with Pandora and iTunes radio being available). I probably could barely get by with an 8 gig if I got rid of a bunch of apps I don’t use, but 16 is fine for me.

        Now as for the point of the article, the 4.7 should be the same base price as always. I can see the 5.5 being a premium price.

        I still hope that they come out with a new (not re-branded) 4″ iPhone 6 model, but highly doubt it.

      • Vince Reedy

        Thanks for sharing your family’s storage information. I was hoping somebody would.

    • Tommy

      Probably to kill off the 5c

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    It’s crazy to think we didn’t even know Siri was coming to the 4S until like a couple days before. So who knows what’s gonna happen on the 9th! I’m excited though! Although I’m hoping the 5.5 version IS announced because thats the one I’m getting.

    • Adam Bowman

      I’m hoping for it too!

      But what if the 5.5 version isn’t announced? What if there is no mention of it at all by Apple?

      Will you settle for and buy the 4.7 version?

      Because that’s the dilemma I’m dealing with now.

      (I know, these are my first world problems… But really, I want to know what you think.)

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        I’ll have it to know it doesn’t exist at ALL! Otherwise I’m waiting. But as Sebastien says “we shall see”

  • Juan Genao

    Actually this completely misrepresents what the article said about the US pricing… From the article “For those of you in the US, if these prices are going to be final, it would translate to around $750 and $950 respectively.”

  • Merman123

    Now that apple made the date and event official , I’m going to to ignore all rumors. It’s for my own good. Haha.

    • h4nd0fg0d

      Ya, ok. Good luck with tht.

  • Lagax

    Even if these are conflicting reports, 750€ is NOT so much for an iPhone, the current 5S 16 GB costs 700€, due to taxes etc the prices in Europe are ways more expensive.

  • Lagax

    Most of these sites are basically just guessing anything and if that, by a coincidence, happens, they say ‘we know it back then’…

  • steve jobbs

    Fanboys….smh

  • n0ahcruz3

    8gb 5s?! Apple u greedy SOB.. What a ripoff!

    • h4nd0fg0d

      Ya, pathetic isn’t it.

      • n0ahcruz3

        I know a ripoff when i see one and this is definately one of em. Rotten apple

    • Rowan09

      They always do it every year for the entry level device. They make the 8GB a standard usually free phone.

      • n0ahcruz3

        I was expecting 16 gb to be entry level and not implement 8gb! Wtf that wont cut it with apps pictures videos in todays standard. I like apple this is just greed. Flash memory are freakin cheap!

      • Rowan09

        16GB for last years version of the now entry level phone? Apple wants people to buy the new phone and people can still buy the 16GB model but the 8GB is usually the free to $50 phone with a contract. I really don’t care if 16GB is the minimum to be honest because I always get the 32GB. I understand what your saying though but I doubt it will happen anytime soon.

    • Xee

      It is! But why does Apple charge so much for memory when now days it is so cheap!?!

  • Tommy

    They’ll probably just launch the 4.7 inch iPhone. The last time more than one iPhone launch was rumored it turned out only 1 was launched.

    • Lance Baker

      5s and 5c came out at the same time.

      • Tommy

        Sorry I meant more than one flagship device at the same time

  • Rowan09

    Extremely expensive and they don’t give a phone capacity? $900 is about right for the 64-128(?) model.

  • jose carlos

    ALL THIS P.S RUMORS OF BACK AND FORTH DIFFERENT SIZES OF IPHONES IS JUST ADS,MONEY AND PUBLICITY!

  • mlee19841

    bring on that bigger screen and better cam……..nfc….. better speakers…..

  • Caegs

    If Apple doesn’t even announce the 5.5 inch, they’re stupid. I can understand a later release date for the larger device but a whole different conference for a larger phone after the hype has died will make the 5.5 less popular.

    • Rowan09

      If they don’t announce it, it just wasn’t ready yet. I really want to see the rumored 5.5″ even if it’s going to be released at a later date. I want to make my decision on the 4.7 or bigger model.

  • JayDee917

    So apparently the 4.7″ iPhone will cost more than a MacBook Air, and the 5.5″ will cost more than an upgraded iMac.

    This is definitely not going to happen.

  • Donovan

    I thought they would retire the 8gb versions? I read something like “16 gb will be the new 8gb”

  • Xee

    I hope Apple don’t get greedy with the iPhone 6. They should be trying to drop the prices to eat into Samsung sales.
    If they make it too expensive GS5 might become tempting…

  • ic0dex

    These rumors are all BS why the hell would Apple release the 5.5″ iPhone in limited quantities of an iPhone that’s going to sell better then the 4.7″. I don’t even see the point of the 4.7″ iPhone when every phone on the market now is 5″ or above.

  • DopamineAddicted

    can’t wait to get my hands on my 128gb 5.5 iphone 6!!!!!!!!!!!