In the days leading up to the iPhone 6 event new details will leak as Apple finalizes details and more people become aware of the plans, but the iPhone 6 release date is still a tightly kept secret.
There are certainly a growing number of people who know Apple’s iPhone 6 release plans, but the person answering the phone at an Apple Store or at your local carrier aren’t hiding the information from you, they simply don’t know.
The iPhone 4 leaked in full thanks to an employee leaving the iPhone at a bar, and although there is certainly widespread testing of an iPhone 6 the best we’ve seen is a long-range photo that is inconclusive. What we can count on are more companies and people becoming aware of Apple’s plans so that the iPhone 6 release day is a success and features work on day one.
These are the sources of the some of the new iPhone 6 leaks that help us understand what Apple plans to show off on September 9th and what we can expect from the rumored iPhone 6 release date on September 19th.
Apple already sent out invites for a September 9th event where we expect to see two iPhone 6 devices and an iWatch announced. We could see one iPhone 6 release date soon after, but the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 release date may not arrive until later this year and reports indicate the iWatch release may not arrive until 2015.
iPhone 6 Release Date
The iPhone 6 release date is far from official, but we expect that it is on the books for September 19th. This is the second Friday after the announcement, following Apple’s actions for the last several iPhone releases.
Apple will announce the iPhone 6 release date at the September 9th event, but until then there are a limited number of people who know what is in the works.
Who Knows the iPhone 6 Release Date
Tim Cook and a lot of other high level people know about the iPhone 6 release date now and members of the Apple Board probably know as well. Key personal in the higher levels of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are also no strangers to some of these details.
John Legere recently teased a big announcement on September 10th, that is likely tied to T-Mobile’s ongoing attempts to poach customers from other carriers.
— John Legere (@JohnLegere) August 31, 2014
Verizon is planning the launch of VoLTE this fall, which will allow iPhone users on Verizon to make calls and use data at the same time and enable better sounding calls.
In previous years this would be the time to expect early iPhone 6 upgrade options on AT&T and other carriers, but this year the closest you’ll get is seeing how much you need to pay to complete an early Next upgrade, and it’s not going to be cheap.
Planning an iPhone 6 release date that is a success is not something that takes place in the space of 10 days. But, until Apple announces the iPhone 6 release date on stage it is a tightly kept secret.
Who Doesn’t Know the iPhone 6 Release Date
Besides you, there are a lot of people who don’t know the iPhone 6 release date. If you want to know when the new iPhone 6 release date is you can read out rumor roundup to get the best possible look at when the new iPhone is out.
What you shouldn’t do is call an Apple Store or a carrier store to ask when the iPhone 6 release date is. The frontline employees who will take your calls do not know when the iPhone 6 release is. Nope, not even if you ask nicely and promise not to tell. They also don’t know if you get angry and threaten to complain to a manager. That manager probably doesn’t know either.
Although 10 days is a short period of time it is long enough to schedule more people to work and managers may already have an idea that extra staff are needed with a bigger budget for employees on the presumed iPhone 6 release date.
Even if that employee thinks they know the iPhone 6 release date, they don’t so please stop trying to trick or threaten it out of them.
Now that you know who knows the iPhone 6 release date, and who doesn’t hopefully you can let the employees get back to work and check out our detailed iPhone 6 release date roundup to understand what you can expect. You can also read our iPhone 6 rumor coverage for a better idea of what Apple plans for this fall.
iPhone 6 Release Date Rumors
The iPhone 6 release date is September 19th according to Apple's traditional timeline and our best prediction based on current rumors and plans. This may change and there is a chance that we will see two iPhone 6 release dates thanks to a slower start for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6.
Here's how we get to an iPhone 6 release date on Friday September 19th.
From this date we can work out that the iPhone 6 release date is roughly a week and a half later, on September 19th. This is the timing Apple used for the last several iPhone releases.
If Apple decides to offer iPhone 6 pre-orders expect them to go live at midnight Pacific on September 12th, but this is not a given.
The larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 release date may arrive later on the last Friday in September or even in October.
Expect to see Apple Stores and carriers open early on the iPhone 6 release date with lines around the store to get an iPhone 6 right away, even in small towns.