A French wireless carrier has apparently hinted that Apple’s upcoming ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ smartphones will go on pre-order on Friday, September 11, two days following the rumored media event on Wednesday, September 9 to unveil new iPhones, iPads and a next-generation Apple TV.
According to a source who leaked an internal slide to PhoneArena, new iPhones should start shipping to customers, retail stores and Apple’s carrier partners on September 18, allowing Apple to take a full week’s worth of pre-orders.
This latest piece of information matches up with recent leaks.
For instance, Deutsche Telekom, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, now has an online reservations system in place for customers looking to buy upcoming new iPhones.
Additional evidence came in the form of another report claiming that two of Germany’s top three wireless carriers expect to kick off sales of the new handsets on Friday, September 18.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus should incorporate a Bendgate-proof aluminum body, more advanced cameras with greater pixel count, a faster A9 processor with 2GB of RAM, support for the faster 300Mbps LTE networking, force-sensing screen, upgraded NFC hardware, a faster Touch ID and a new rose gold color option.
Unreleased iPhones identified as ‘iPhone 8,1’ and ‘iPhone 8,2’ also appeared in web logs of research firm Fiksu, indicating that new hardware is now in mass production ahead of next month’s unveiling, as anticipated.
Rose gold iPhone 6s render courtesy of 3D artist Martin Hajek.