Rumours that Apple will unpack the next iPhone on September 9th may have got a fresh layer or credibility today, after what’s claimed to be a quick-start guide for the iPhone 6 surfaced online.
Sourced by French site Nowhereelse.fr, the manual shows a diagram of the handset with the date ‘Tuesday September 9’ on the display. As keen Cupertino-watchers know, this is the date that industry experts have claimed for weeks is most likely to be marked by the arrival of the iPhone 6.
That’s led our Francophone friends to conclude that we can now batten down the hatches and wait for the handset's grand reveal.
However, there is some doubt over its claims. MacRumours, for one, reckons the manual is probably a fake. That’s an impression given some weight by a font used for the text that doesn’t match-up with Apple’s previous box inserts.
The Apple-fixated sorts there also note that the manual looks decidedly lo-fi and rough-and-ready next to the booklets for earlier iterations.
For its part, Nowhere else reckons that can be explained away because what we’re looking at is an unfinished, early-stage version of the manual and not the one that you’ll find in the box when the iPhone 6 hits retail.
As was the drill last time around, the 2014 take on the iPhone is expected to come in two size variants (a 5.5-inch phablet and a 4.7-inch model) and feature a revised design that recalls the iPhone 3GS.