Now that we know Apple will officially introduce the next-generation iPhone at a special media event on Tuesday, Sept. 9, speculation has turned to when the handset will actually hit the market.
A new report from Dutch site iphonez.nl says that the handset will officially arrive, at least in the Netherlands, on Friday, Sept. 26. It will be available to preorder seven days earlier.
Looking back at previous Apple iPhone release history, that suggests the “iPhone 6” will be available in the first wave of countries, including the United States, on Friday, Sept. 19.
At least during the iPhone 5 introduction in 2012, the Netherlands was in the second wave of countries to receive the handset, exactly one week after the original debut.
The report also says that the low-end “iPhone 6” with 16 GB will retail at the usual price of €699. A source from a Dutch carrier also said that there will only be one model for sale on that date – more than likely the 4.7-inch version of the handset.
A rumored version with a larger 5.5-inch screen may arrive up to a month later.
A major new feature of the device is expected to be NFC technology, which will help anchor Apple’s mobile payment solution.
Along with a new iPhone, Apple should also announce a wearable device at the event next week. The so-called “iWatch,” at least according to new reports, probably won’t be on sale until sometime in 2015.
For more recent “iPhone 6” news, see: No redesigned power adapter or reversible Lightning cable on Apple’s ‘iPhone 6,’ says analyst, New video purportedly shows Apple’s 5.5-inch ‘iPhone Air,’ and Apple partnering with Visa and MasterCard in addition to Amex for so-called ‘iPhone Wallet.’