iPhone 6 Said to Launch in Mainland China on September 25


Citing anonymous sources, the Chinese claims that iPhone 6 will go on sale in China on September 25. In an interesting turn of events, the sources claim the hotly anticipated device will be unveiled on September 15.

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According to the Chinese press, both China Unicom and China Mobile are testing iPhone 6 units for compatibility with their 4G networks. In line with previous rumours, Apple is said to be unveiling two new iPhone models: a 4.7-inch version and a 5.5-inch version. Additionally, the bigger version will reportedly have key features such as OIS (optical image stabilization), sapphire glass, that are sure to boost sales. What’s interesting — if maybe not so likely — is the potential for a split-screen option, since the 5.5-inch display is said to have enough real estate to make this feature enjoyable.

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What raises concern in the Chinese media, though, is the price of the next generation handsets: the 4.7-inch version is said to start at same 5,288 Yuan, about $850 while the 5.5-inch version will reportedly start at 5,998 Yuan, or $964. The pricing of the 4.7-inch model matches an earlier report, which claimed this is to be the price for the 32GB version.

Apple is widely expected to launch the iPhone 6 this fall and now we have two dates: one claims the device will reach stores on September 19, while the Chinese sources claim a September 15 release date. Considering that Apple usually launches its products on Friday, it makes us wonder if the September 25 date is correct.