With the iPhone 6 in mass production, it’s time for speculation about the possible release date. A fresh report published by MacRumors claims that Apple will be releasing the highly anticipated handset on October 14, a month after unveiling it on September 16.
Apple may be planning to launch the iPhone 6 on Tuesday, October 14 as the month itself will be an incredibly busy one for the company, according to a source that spoke to MacRumors citing an internal Apple Retail Store meeting.
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.
The MacRumors report adds to previous whispers regarding the iPhone 6 release date: an early report from Deutsche Telekom claimed a September 19 launch, while sources speaking to 9to5Mac say the Apple keynote will be scheduled for the second or third week of September.
It’s noteworthy, though, that Apple will have an “incredibly busy” month in October, the source said, although that doesn’t justify the Tuesday, October 14 launch. Considering that Apple usually reserves Tuesdays for major announcements (e.g. Tuesday, September 10, 2013, the debut of the iPhones 5s and 5c; Tuesday, October 22, 2013, the launch of the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini), so an October 14 debut in store sounds very unlikely.
What may be more plausible is an Apple keynote scheduled for this date – October 14 – if we consider a possible launch of the iWatch, OS X Yosemite, new iPads, and new Mac computers, as the company is preparing to launch the best products in 25 years.