We’re fairly confident that Apple will show off the iPhone 6 at its September 9th media event next week, but when will the new hardware actually go on sale?
Signs are pointing to Friday, September 19th for the date that preorders begin—at least in the Netherlands. The Chinese media and Deutsche Telekom support representatives have already mentioned the 19th as new iPhone day too.
Last year, the iPhone 5s and 5c were unveiled on September 10th. The 5c became available for preorder three days later, but Apple didn’t offer preorders for the 5s. Both phones went on sale together on Friday, September 20th, which was the second Friday after Apple’s media event.
iPhonez.nl has heard from sources at an unnamed Dutch carrier that iPhone 6 sales will begin the 19th priced at €699 for what will likely be the highest-end model. The site also mentions a €55 “subscription” plan for the model with the lowest storage.
Interestingly, the carrier’s backend system allegedly doesn’t show two different iPhone models, which would support previous reports that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 won’t go on sale alongside the 4.7-inch model at launch.
(Update: This article has been revised to reflect that September 19th is the rumored date for when Apple will begin preorders in the Netherlands, not when the new iPhone will officially go on sale.)