Apple is widely expected to unveil its new iPhones at a press event on September 9. As a raft of rumours have suggested, two models, a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch one, could be on tap for the event. Rumours are now suggesting that the new Apple iPhone 6 models could launch as soon as a week after the announcement. According to Chinese IT portal PCinLife, the launch date will fall between September 16 and September 19.
Such a short time frame between announcement and launch is not unusual and has in fact been Apple’s modus operandi with recent launches. If accurate, we can also expect the iPhone 6 to go up for pre-order the day of the announcement or very shortly after.
The launch dates provided are specific to China’s Unicom. It is likely that China will be part of a wider global rollout that will also include Canada and the U.S. and other other countries. The short note also indicates that “adequate supply” will be on hand. Could lineups for Apple products be at an end?
Not so clear is whether both new models will launch at the same time or if Apple will stagger the rollout instead. Recent rumours have suggested that production issues have pushed out the release of the 5.5-inch model. If true, the mid-September launch could apply only for the smaller model with the larger one to follow sometime later.
Note: The image above is a concept of what the next iPhone could look like.