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Report: Apple's 'iPhone 6' to be released on Oct. 14

Report: Apple's 'iPhone 6' to be released on Oct. 14

July 31, 2014
For the past two years, Apple chose to release new iPhones in September. That could change this year, according to MacRumors. Tuesday, Oct. 14 is the day the “iPhone 6” is set to arrive, according to a source “citing an internal Apple Retail Store meeting.” The same source claims Apple will unveil new iPhones during a special event on Tuesday, Sept. 16. MacRumors notes:
The source notes that a senior Store Leader mentioned October 14th as being an "immense" day for Apple, adding that the whole month of October would be very busy for stores and the company itself. Apple is also said to planning a media event for Tuesday, September 16, coming a month ahead of the device's launch.
As MacRumors rightly notes, previous iPhone 6 rumors have suggested a September introduction and release. Most often cited as release dates are Friday, Sept. 19, and Thursday, Sept. 25. It's possible Apple has decided to announce the iPhone 6 in October. The iPhone 4s was announced and released in October 2011. However, I’m not buying it. For one, new iOS devices are typically released soon after they are announced. For another, Apple has never released new iPhones on a Tuesday. The iPhone 4 was the last Apple handset introduced in June. Since then, new iPhones have been announced and released as follows:
  • 2011, iPhone 4s, announced Tuesday, Oct. 4, available Friday, Oct. 14.
  • 2012, iPhone 5, announced Wednesday, Sept. 12, available Friday, Sept. 21.
  • 2013, iPhone 5s/5c, announced Tuesday, Sept. 10, available Friday, Sept. 20.
I still believe Apple will announce new iPhones in September, followed by an iPad announcement in October. As usual, we'll keep you updated. See also: Another report says that production on Apple’s ‘iWatch’ has been delayedNew video shows off leaked 'iPhone 6' housing vs. Apple's iPhone 5s, and A new report says the 'iWatch' and 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' might not arrive until December.

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