Apple to Thai government: next phone may not even be called iPhone 6

Soon after a Thai official tweeted that Thailand approved two new iPhone models for use in the country, Apple sent a few executives from South Asia to speak with Takorn Tantasith, the secretary of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), concerning the leak.

Although the Thai government’s disclosure contained nothing more than the mention of the model numbers “A1524” and “A1586,” as well as “iPhone 6,” that apparently was enough to anger Apple into sending executives to reprimand Thai officials for releasing the information…

Thailand certifies two unreleased iPhone models

As the iPhone 6 enters the Product Validation Testing stage, typically a final step before full blown mass production ahead of the big reveal on September 9, news comes that regulators in Thailand have now approved two distinctly new iPhone models for use in the country.

One of the approved devices carries a model number of ‘A1524’. The other is labeled as ‘A1586’.

Apple is of course expected to release two new iPhone 6 models come this Fall, one with a 4.7-inch display and the other featuring a phablet-class screen measuring 5.5 inches diagonally…