iPhone 6 concept (Tomas Moyano and Nicolas Aichino 003)

Contrary to a flurry of reports stating otherwise, both 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models will in fact hit store shelves at the same time, on Friday, September 19, ten days following tomorrow’s announcements. This information reported by the French blog iGen.fr [Google Translate] came from the same source who in the past accurately predicted other Apple launches.

It remains to be seen whether this is just an educated guess or the real launch date. The rumor-mill’s been saying for months that the 5.5-incher would hit later due to alleged manufacturing challenges. For what it’s worth, Apple typically starts selling new iPhones 7-10 days following the introduction, or the Friday the week after the announcement.

For instance, the iPhone 5s/5c went on sale on September 20, 2013 following its September 10 unveiling. And before it, the iPhone 5 reached retail stores on September 21, 2012 after it had been introduced on September 12.

Another source told iGen that the 5.5 “will be available in much lower quantities than the 4.7” counterpart, hindering its launch availability severely — even more so considering huge pent-up demand for a phablet-class device form Apple.

Truth be told, the September 19 launch date was first mentioned in an internal memo by German wireless carrier Deutsche Telekom to its call center representatives back in May, and later reaffirmed by a Chinese outlet.

iGen last week published a number of interesting details about the iPhone 6’s weight, size, camera design, battery and other details seemingly obtained from a source inside Foxconn, Apple’s favorite contract fabricator.

iPhone 6 (Rozetked 007)

The 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models are internally code-named ‘N61’ and ‘N56’, respectively, according to multiple sources.

Aside from the launch date, virtually the only unknown left is Apple’s naming scheme for the forthcoming devices. Several monikers are floating around in public consciousness, including ‘iPhone L’, ‘iPhone Air’, ‘iPhone Pro’ and — as of today — ‘iPhone Plus’.

See also: our comprehensive roundup of iPhone 6 and iWatch rumors.

[iGen.fr via MacRumors]

  • Anmol Malhotra

    I can’t wait. I’m getting the 5.5 inch iPhone.

    Longest thing that I’ll have in my pants.

    • David Gitman

      ._.

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Hahahaha xD :p

      • David Gitman

        xD

    • intellectual traits

      Lmaoooo

    • Manuel Molina

      The best comment by far goes to you.

  • rockdude094

    Sucks for the people who are in line right now 😐

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Those early line waiters are going to smell fantastic by the time they get their phone. xD

      • Manuel Molina

        They don’t usually wait. They swap in and out with different people as they get their place held in line to go home, eat and shower. That’s not a joke either. It’s how it’s done.

      • Gary LE

        So can u allow a friend to cut in and acting you guys are switching?

      • Manuel Molina

        It’s like this… I’m first in line, someone comes next, and then the following person comes after. After some time, the first person will be like “hey, I’m coming back, just going to go eat/shower/sleep, etc. That person leaves and comes back. If the second person left, the third or fourth person kind of verifies the first was in line first. Sometimes people hold their place in line and swap to hold spots as well. There’s also Apple store reps at the front of the 5th Ave store that kind of notice after sometime. You can’t bring in people and say “oh, no, he knows me. He’s in line with me”. I learn about this stuff when they did the Wii U launch. The first guy who was on line a month in advance did the same thing where Nintendo World employees told people that they aren’t first, that the first guy was.

  • David Gitman

    I will go for the 4.7, 5.5 is too big for me (that’s what she said)

    • Chocolatewe

      XD

    • Edvard Rølvaag

      Nice one…

    • Manuel Molina

      I’m going 5.5. I remember my note 2 and how much I loved that phone. 4.7 sounds nice though. I kind of wish I had a chance to hold both phones before making a purchase. The choice is going to suck if it’s the wrong one.

  • William Melendez

    Will know tomorrow . I can’t take these rumors anymore : / World of problems lol

  • omrishtam

    please, just please stop these BS leaks, no one knows what will really happen and it only ruins the excitement and fun with these events.
    just please, for one day.

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Today is the day when you will see bunch of leaks dude.. 😉 It happens every year.. -.-

      • omrishtam

        i hope these leaks will stop, I can’t even imagine how many leaks will be before the next event considering the insane amount of leaks before this one, it’s so annoying because it just ruins all the fun and you just can’t run from it, it’s literally everywhere.
        why would anyone want to know all of this before the event?
        I miss the times when there weren’t that many leaks and you could actually get hyped for the event.
        so frustrating…

      • Idea: A browser extension that completely removes all posts / articles / comments with ‘leak’ or ‘rumour’ in them…

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Better Idea : Keep your internet off till tomorrow morning. :p

      • omrishtam

        the problem is that it’s like this for over than 2 months

      • Anmol Malhotra

        I think it builds the excitement… Now, you will keep on thinking about the name for iPhone 6… I dont know about you but I’m getting excited with every leak i get to see! 😀

      • omrishtam

        I am more excited for ios 8 and iWatch, but more for ios 8

    • Rafa García

      I have an idea! What if you don’t read the articles related…

      • omrishtam

        I have a better idea! what if the writers won’t put teasing pictures and titles on the article and when sharing on facebook(and others)!

      • Rafa García

        Well, yeah, that’s actually a better idea.

    • h4nd0fg0d

      Just shut up. This is how this plays out every year. Dah

  • Delis Encarnacion

    the excitement is f*****g real guys!!!!!!!!

    • Shakur Ali

      Cannot wait for it

      • Delis Encarnacion

        lol i think it’s sad that i am more excited about the iPhone 6 than my 18th birthday this month

      • James

        Don’t worry, alcohol will change that 😀

      • Thoughts

        And when he’s taking selfies and drops it in the toilet it won’t matter if it’s waterproof too

      • James

        I’m guessing that actually happened to you haha. Or you could be in Barcelona and get pick pocketed after leaving the clubs at 6am

  • Rowan09

    Amazon dropped the price of the Fire Phone to 99¢ because of the iPhone 6 announcement tomorrow.

    • Anmol Malhotra

      I will buy it when it becomes free.

      • Capirexz

        How to buy Free phone ?

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Like buying iPhone 4s on contract but free. 😉

  • sriram varadarajulu

    does that mean that ios 8 will most probably come out a week after that ?

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Yeah, to be precise , on Sept’ 17. 🙂

      • sriram varadarajulu

        ah great.. been itching to try out those third party keyboards

    • Usually after an announcement though, they’ll say testers can install the GM. If that’s the case it will be available online at different locations, but officially around the 17th. Depends where you want to get it when they do push the GM to testers.

  • therealjjohnson

    How do you in the first paragraph say “will in fact hit” and in the following paragraph say “It remains to be seen whether this is just an educated guess or the real launch date” ?

    Sounds like you’re trying to be definitive but turn right around and leave yourself wiggle room to be wrong.

  • Jamessmooth

    I feel like this is a bet Vegas would take. Correctly naming the iPhone 6 “plus” or whatever it will be named. Predicting the release date, etc…

  • iPodDroid

    What are the chances of seeing a redesigned iPod Touch 6th Generation?

    • I would say that would happen in the Spring, earliest. I’m thinking they’ll show the iwatch today, but it won’t come out till Spring along with the update to Yosemite for the photo suite. Plus IOS 8.1 that will contain a bunch of features.

  • Juan Genao

    Prices ???

  • AMB_07

    Latest rumours also call for the iPad Air 2 to be announced tomorrow. Its been reported everywhere I’m surprised you guys didn’t report it.

  • Eikast

    Apple shut the #$%#$FE up and take my mother $#EDFSFDen money!!!!!
    This will be the longest 20 hours of my life. First world problems.

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Someone fck’n pinch me

  • moe1903

    I hope they will care more about preorders this time .

  • They didn’t do preorders last year so I guess we shall see how it goes this time around. I would say if they did preorders they could start as early as this Friday. But then again I know my upgrade contract is available Sunday. So unless they worked it out with carriers to allow early upgrades, which they’ve done in the past I doubt we shall see preorders again this time.