As we ride out the latter half of August, that means an iPhone launch is just around the corner, right? All eyes are on Apple to announce a special event to unveil its next iPhone on Wednesday, September 9, in line with BuzzFeed’s eerily accurate John Paczkowski (his sources have correctly noted the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 event dates too).
Last year, Apple held its special event on September 9 (at the Flint Center, remember?) and started online preorders for the iPhone 6 on September 12, with the first wave release set one week later.
It now looks like history could repeat itself, if the latest rumour is to believed. French site MacEver claims local carrier sources have informed them online preorders for the next iPhone will commence on September 11, which is two days after Apple’s rumoured keynote:
Many expect Apple to launch ‘iPhone 6s’ sales one week after online preorders commence, so that would be September 19. There are only three Fridays in September following the expected keynote on the 9th, so it’s anyone’s guess when preorders and the launch will commence.
Last year, Apple sent out media invites for its “Wish we could say more” special event on August 28, so if history repeats itself, expect news of this year’s event announced in a week or so.