We previously reported that it was looking like the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus would be released on Friday, September 18th. Now, German carriers are echoing the date.
According to German Mac blog Macerkopf, two of the three major German carriers say September 18 will be the release date for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Macerkopf does not identify the carriers, but in Germany, the iPhone is carried by 02, Vodafone, and T-Mobile. The two new iPhones will all likely launch on the same day on all three German carriers; only two, however, currently have that date in their system.
Germany is traditionally a market that gets new iPhones on the same day as they debut in the States, alongside Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the U.K. So if this information is accurate, it makes sense the United States will see the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on September 18 as well. Germany definitely won’t get it before the States, after all.
Previous reports pegged the iPhone 6s launch event as happening September 11, but this seems wrong for a number of reasons. For one, it’s the 14th anniversary of the deadly attack on the World Trade Center, and Apple’s not that tone deaf. For another, Apple never announces new devices on Fridays: Keynotes generally happen about a week and a half before launch, on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Expect Apple to stick to a similar schedule this year.