New reports suggest only more expensive 4.7-inch iPhone 6 to be unveiled next month

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]