German carrier Deutsche Telekom, part of EE, is telling customers that the iPhone 6 will be launched on September 19.
Call center operators have been told to give the date to customers in a bid to stop customers changing operators before the device is released. It’s possible that Apple has revealed the release date of its iPhone to carriers, however it seems unlikely that we would have heard so little about the revelation until now. More likely, Deutsche Telekom is making a guess based on the previous release of Apple devices, which have always fallen on a Friday.
It does however seem interesting that an establishes carrier would disclose such information to its customers, perhaps suggesting that they have reasonable reason to believe the claim is true. The revelation has also spurred further rumors surrounding a second iPhone that is to be released after the first, 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Personally, I find myself unconvinced by these rumors because we’re yet to see any leaks regarding the larger, second device.
In the meantime, all eyes will be on Apple in Moscone West, as developers from around the world come together for WWDC 2014. Of course, the first keynote is the pinnacle of the event, where Apple is expected to announce iOS 8, along with some brand new products. Todays iPhone will bring you in depth reports on all the happenings of WWDC as it happens, so be sure to pop by next Monday!