12 weeks to go: Here’s the iPhone 6’s rumored release date and retail price

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Common sense would dictate that Apple should release the iPhone 6 right around the time that iPhone 5 early adopters’ two-year phone contracts run out — which would mean a mid-September launch.

For the second time in two months, a source has come forward claiming to know the release date Apple has its eye on, and it “reconfirms” the date given by Deutsche Telekom’s support representatives back in May.

If the report from the Chinese media is to be believed, Apple will debut its next-generation iPhone on September 19. This date is a Friday, which makes a lot of sense since Apple regularly releases new products on this day of the week.

In addition to the supposed launch date, the report also claims the iPhone 6 will pack 32GB of storage, and that it will retail in China for 5,288 yuan (around $850) — the same price as the 16GB iPhone 5s. A 64GB iPhone 6 will supposedly cost 6,288 yuan ($1,008). Both of these price tags likely correspond with the 4.7-inch iPhone.

While it was previously reported that the 5.5-inch iPhone was suffering production delays and could launch later as a result, it is now likely that both new devices will arrive at the same time. The bigger model may cost $100 more than the 4.7-inch model.

Twelve weeks to go then!

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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