Latest update: Looking for an iPhone 6 release date? Well we may just have one as September 9 is looking pretty likely at the moment.
We’ve also seen more of how it will look – and do we even have a glimpse of it running iOS 8?
The new iPhone could be one of the most pivotal devices in the Cupertino brand’s history – with the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C simple updates to previous models, there’s a lot of pressure heaped on the iPhone 6.
We’ve already been given a small sneak peak at what Apple may have in store for us on the iPhone 6 thanks to the announcement of iOS 8 at WWDC – from a bigger screen and camera to health monitoring and more storage.
What iOS 8 tells us about the iPhone 6
One thing is for sure, with the Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3, Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC One M8 now out in wild, Apple needs to be on its game with the new iPhone – and many believe a bigger screen is simply a must.
Apparently there’s new iPad Air and new iPad Mini tablets on the way too
Cut to the chase
What is it? A major revision of the iPhone including entire design
When is it out? September 9 2014 seems most likely
What will it cost? Prices are likely to start at around £550 / $650 / AU$869
iPhone 6 release date
The iPhone 6 release date is virtually certain for September, which would fit in nicely with the rollout of the newly announced iOS 8.
More exactly, the iPhone 6 release date momentum has now gathered pace around September 9, an idle Tuesday at the start of the month.
Apple has launched the last few iPhones at a special event in September, so the smart money has always been on September 2014 for the iPhone 6’s arrival – followed by a new iPad Air launch in October.
Not to mention the fact that according to ifun.de Apple is restricting holidays during September for employees at German Apple Stores, which strongly suggests a new hardware launch then.
It’s looking increasingly likely that we’ll see more than one Apple handset this year, with a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch phablet – possibly dubbed the iPhone Air or the iPhone 6L – coming alongside. The latter was rumored to be pushed until later in the year, thanks to problems with the battery and production, but recent updates seem to say these have been solved.
TechRadar’s sources have also intimated that both models will launch together, so we’re pretty confident that will happen.
The launch could still be split – it makes sense to launch an iPhone Air and iWatch together at an event – but that would be too many in the space of a few months, so an iPhone 6 and iPhone Air dual announcement makes sense.
And it sounds like production is about to start, as the Economic Daily News reports that the 4.7-inch has already gone into production, while the 5.5-inch handset will enter production soon too – so it could be the release dates for the two models are split.
After trawling through all the iPhone 6 rumors we kicked our render machine into gear and came up with a concept of what we’d like Apple’s eighth generation flagship smartphone to look like.
Check out our creation in the video below.