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German Carriers Preparing for September 18 iPhone 6s Launch

Two of the three major mobile providers in Germany are said to be preparing for an iPhone 6s launch on Friday, September 18, reports German Apple news site Macerkopf [Google Translate]. Carriers expect the iPhone 6s to be available for purchase beginning on that date, which is in line with previous rumors and past launch timelines.

Earlier this month, BuzzFeed's John Packzkowski, who has reliably predicted several Apple event dates in the past, said Apple would hold its iPhone 6s launch event on Wednesday, September 9. After launch events, Apple typically accepts pre-orders on the Friday of the event week, before starting to ship orders on the following week.


If Apple accepts iPhone 6s pre-orders, we can expect them to become available beginning on September 11, with the iPhone then shipping out to customers on September 18, as cited by German carriers. It is not yet clear if Apple will be allowing pre-orders for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

For the iPhone 6, Apple introduced the device on Tuesday, September 9, began accepting pre-orders on Friday, September 12, and then launched the device on Friday, September 19. It appears the iPhone 6s will follow a very similar launch timeline.

As for iOS 9, Apple often releases the operating system a few days before the iPhone becomes available, suggesting we could see a public launch on Wednesday, September 16.

Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are expected to include an A9 processor, 2GB RAM, Force Touch capabilities, and an improved camera. While the devices will be the same size as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, there may be a small increase in thickness and height to accommodate Force Touch and internal material and structural changes designed to make the devices less prone to bending.

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13 months ago
And iPhone 7 rumors launch September 19th!
Rating: 12 Votes
13 months ago

I feel like 9/11 is still too recent - I'd avoid doing anything on that day in the US until 2021 at least, I think.


What does a September 18 release have to do with September 11?

The September 11 is a PRE-ORDER date. You're scared of pre-ordering on September 11?
Rating: 7 Votes
13 months ago

Its that time of the year again !! so excited !



Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago

Will there be lines?


Lines of YouTube hacks hoping to be the first to find some way to make it malfunction.
Rating: 4 Votes
12 months ago

Typical crappy writing from MacRumors. Seriously, hire some writers with actual journalistic backgrounds, or at least common sense. There is no mention in this article whatsoever of which 2 of the 3 carriers are prepping for the new iPhone.

I can't wait for a better Apple-centric website to pop up with decent writers so I won't be inclined to endure garbage writing like this anymore.


This is a rumours website (clue is in the name) therefore many articles/posts are based on rumours (yeah, crazy!) or hearsay. Create your own Apple-centric website and we can all see how much of a better job you and your site do compared to MacRumors.
Rating: 3 Votes
13 months ago
I will be ordering three 64GB 6S models and one 128GB 6S Plus on day one. Full upgrades for everyone in the family now that we all are on a Next plan. These plans will ensure huge launch numbers for Apple for years to come.
Rating: 2 Votes
13 months ago

I feel like 9/11 is still too recent - I'd avoid doing anything on that day in the US until 2021 at least, I think.


I avoid September 11th and December 7th events.
Rating: 2 Votes
12 months ago

Probably if I were to have written the article and, this is all hypothetical, but if the names of the two carriers were not available from my sources, I would state as much in the article just like Apple Insider did: "The two participating companies haven't been identified" (Source ('http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/08/17/german-iphone-6s-launch-pegged-for-sept-18-in-line-with-apples-usual-release-schedule')). Also, a simple Google search turns up this headline: German Carrier Deutsche Telekom Is Now Receiving iPhone 6s Reservations ('http://www.techtimes.com/articles/76638/20150815/german-carrier-deutsche-telekom-now-receiving-iphone-6s-reservations.htm')

Game, set, match. Thanks for playing, Steve.


There's no need for the carriers to be mentioned. It doesn't add any value to the rumour in this particular case. Equally by naming names and revealing sources can get you a bad reputation & in to a lot of trouble.

I own & run (well, not so much of the running anymore, I leave that to others) one of the UK's biggest gaming forums & the sheer amount of legal requests I get from companies wanting content removed/censored is mind boggling.

Once you have set up a website that attracts a huge global user base you will see for yourself.
Rating: 2 Votes
13 months ago
I feel like 9/11 is still too recent - I'd avoid doing anything on that day in the US until 2021 at least, I think.
Rating: 2 Votes
13 months ago
Its that time of the year again !! so excited !
Rating: 2 Votes

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