We don’t often bring Apple-flavored rumors to TmoNews, but when it comes to sources, it’s hard to dismiss anything written by the ever-reliable John Paczkowski at Re/code. His sources claim that Apple’s next big media event is scheduled for September 9th.
“Apple has scheduled a big media event for Tuesday, Sept. 9 — a date to which Apple numerologists will strain to attribute significance. As with September events past, the focal point of this one is to be Apple’s next-generation iPhones, which are expected to feature larger displays of 4.7 and 5.5 inches and run speedy new A8 processors. Apple declined comment.”
With Apple and T-Mobile having shown they have a strengthening relationship recently, it’s probably safe to assume that the device will make it to T-Mo store shelves when it’s available to buy. If past patterns are anything to go by, that date will be September 19th. Apple traditionally makes iPhones available to buy on the Friday of the week after an announcement.
A pre-order date of one week earlier, on September 12, is possible (if Cupertino decides to give us pre-orders this year). In 2013 Apple famously didn’t offer pre-orders for its flagship iPhone 5s, but did make the iPhone 5c available. With it only having happened this way once, it’d be foolish to claim it as an established pattern.
From what we’ve seen so far from leaks and rumors, the iPhone 6 is likely to have a larger display and have an entirely new design. The edges on all the early prototypes have been rounded, with an all-metal back featuring similar black plastic antenna-gaps to the HTC One series.
We’ll update you again as soon as Apple sends out official invitations.