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Apple Expected to Announce iPhone 6 in Early September, With Launch Later in the Month

Rumors and past release date info have thus far pointed towards a September launch date for the iPhone 6, which has now been confirmed by a reliable source that spoke to MacRumors.

Mass shipments of the iPhone 6 from China to the United States are expected to occur during the last two weeks of August and it is likely that Apple will announce the iPhone 6 during the first or second weeks of September. The first deliveries of the device will come later in the month on a corresponding Friday, roughly a week and a half after the event.

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iPhone 6 render by Tomas Moyano and Nicolas Aichino

An early September event is in line with previous rumors and with the event dates of the last two iPhone generations. The iPhone 5 was announced on Wednesday, September 12 with availability occurring on September 21 and the iPhone 5s/5c was announced on Tuesday, September 10 with availability starting on September 20.

It remains unknown if the September iPhone 6 event will include just the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variations. Early rumors pointed towards production issues that might delay the launch of the larger phone, but those problems appear to be solved and a recent rumor from Bloomberg has suggested both devices could launch at the same time.

A report from earlier today pointed towards a September 25 launch date for the iPhone 6, but Apple typically releases the iPhone on a Friday, making this prediction unlikely. September 12, 19, and 26 are all probable launch dates for the iPhone 6, based on production speed and available inventory.

Apple's iPhone 6 is expected to include a larger display size along with a thinner iPod-touch style design, an A8 processor, and camera improvements. The 5.5-inch iPhone has thus far been positioned as the premium version and may include upgrades like optical image stabilization and a larger storage capacity, with a $100 price premium.

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20 weeks ago
Wow so unexpected!
Rating: 32 Votes
20 weeks ago
This render I actually like. The other renders were not as refined as this one.
Rating: 28 Votes
20 weeks ago
These renders are much better than anything else we've seen so far. I'm still convinced the new iPhone will NOT have those ugly thick antenna bands. And seeing this render, it seems very plausible that those bands are marking off where the glass or sapphire or whatever inlay would go.

Rating: 15 Votes
20 weeks ago
Best render to date

Finally
Rating: 14 Votes
20 weeks ago
That scares me - I hope they still offer non-ridiculous sizes...
Rating: 14 Votes
20 weeks ago

Image (http://i.imgur.com/QpqEbTm.gif)

No you mean "Shut Up take My Parents Money"
Rating: 14 Votes
20 weeks ago
Hey, this rumor-render isn’t half bad! It’s kinda nice for a change.
Rating: 12 Votes
20 weeks ago
Right?
Rating: 9 Votes
20 weeks ago
I imagine this render is pretty close to the actual iPhone 6 and I like it.
Rating: 8 Votes
20 weeks ago
So half the people in this thread are upset that macRUMOURS is posting RUMORS or facts about all things Apple. And rather than just read the headline and say "oh seen that already the last few weeks" their response is to sign on and post about how they are going to unsubscribe from macRUMORS because there are too many RUMORS.

Ok.

Now I understand.

SMH
Rating: 8 Votes

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