by Brent Dirks
August 13, 2014
Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission is getting a little ahead of itself. That country’s version of the FCC has approved two unreleased iPhones, model numbers A1524 and A1586, for sale in the country. The news was confirmed by the secretary general of the commission via Twitter. In a translated tweet, he specifically mentions the “iPhone 6.” Another report from the country mentioned the two new model numbers. Interestingly, the NBTC couldn’t reveal anything more about the two new iPhone models saying it was a company secret of Apple's Those two new models could mean a few things. Most interestingly, they could be for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch version of Apple’s next-generation iPhone. They could also refer to two versions of just the 4.7-inch “iPhone 6.” Thailand’s approval of both devices could mean Apple is planning a major initial rollout of its next-generation handset. Last year, the iPhone 5s didn’t go on sale in the country until late October as part of the second wave of launches. Earlier today, another report said the next-generation iPhone was nearing mass production status. Apple is expected to unveil both versions of the iPhone at a media event on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Recent speculation says that the smaller iPhone will hit the market almost immediately and the 5.5-inch version will arrive around a month after that. For other recent news, see: Amazon takes on Square and PayPal with new Local Register credit card reader, PayPal Here set to give merchants on-the-go access to essential sales reports, and Facebook for iOS receives minor update said to cut crash rate in half.