September 9 seems all but officially confirmed as the date when Apple will unveil its eagerly-anticipated iPhone 6, but when can users expect to get their hands on Apple’s next generation handset?
According to a new report coming out of China — from PCinLife, the country’s top IT portal — Apple’s new flagship phone will be available in stores between the 16th and 19th of September. This tallies with another earlier rumor from May, in which a German retailer stated that the iPhone 6 would hit the market on September 19: suggesting that this date may be the global date.
Does this fit with what we’d expect? In a word, yes. The iPhone typically goes for pre-order the Friday after its unveiling, and arrives in stores for sale the Friday after that. In this case, that would put the date firmly at September 19 — meaning that would-be customers have just 24 days to wait until they’re opening their new iPhone 6 boxes.
It is worth noting, however, that this timeframe in all likelihood refers to the 4.7-inch variant of the iPhone. The rumored 5.5-inch “phablet” model (which will apparently be considerably rarer than its little brother) will apparently appear sometime in December, just in time for our Christmas lists.