Possible iPhone 6s keynote and launch date revealed

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The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are ten weeks away.
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are ten weeks away.
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With just two full months to go until the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are officially unveiled, a Chinese gadget blog has allegedly revealed the launch dates of both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus — courtesy of sources inside the Foxconn supply chain.

As per Micgadget, Apple’s iPhone 6s keynote is scheduled for Friday, September 11, while the devices will land in stores one week later on Friday, September 18.

The dates (particularly the latter one) makes a certain amount of sense, given that Apple is all but certain to pick a launch day as close as possible to existing iPhone early adopters’ yearly contracts running out. With that said, I’d be surprised if this is any more than a guess, since it seems questionable if Apple would share this kind of information with Foxconn, who Micgadget claims to have heard it from.

As one of our readers points out, it’s also worth noting that last year’s iPhone announcement keynote was on September 9, a Tuesday. If Apple was to unveil the iPhone on a Friday and then make it available for sale one week later, that would mean opening it up for pre-order immediately following the keynote.

Apple is also unlikely to want to hold a keynote on 9/11, although this is likely secondary to the other points.

Either way, I’m excited about the iPhone 6s, which is rumored to be the biggest incremental “s” release in iPhone history. Features are expected to include a RAM upgrade, faster processor, new color option, possible sapphire display for the iPhone 6s Plus, strengthened shell, improved Touch ID, Force Touch, and major camera upgrades both front and back.

Ten weeks to go, provided today’s report is accurate!