Evidence is mounting for a September 19th reveal for the iPhone 6, as the tech world’s attention becomes more and more focussed on leaks emanating from Apple.
The date was named by insider sources cited by Chinese site Tencent, before being brought to our attention by GforGames. It would mean the handset would debut on a Friday, which is entirely in keeping with Apple's past form.
A putative Sept 19th launch was corroborated by a separate report in which German network Deutche Telekom is reputed to have told would-be iPhone 6 owners to expect the phone on that day.
Interestingly, GforGames also posits that this year will also be the first that Apple doesn’t offer a 16GB edition of its new handset.
Instead it will come in 32GB and 64GB variants. That’s at launch anyway, apparently. We certainly wouldn’t rule out a cheaper, entry-level 16GB model coming to market at a later date, in much the same way that Apple has done with the 8GB iPhone 4 and 4S.
Perhaps more interesting still, though, is that it seems both the 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch editions of the iPhone 6 are dropping on the same day.
That flies in the face of earlier suggestions that Apple could opt to stagger the handsets' due dates, as it struggles with challenges replicating the iPhone’s eyeball-stroking Retina Display on the substantially larger 5.5-inch display.
Both phones will be powered by the latest iOS 8 version of Apple’s software and feature a more curved design that tips its hat towards our old favourite the iPhone 3GS.
Other mooted spec sheet fixtures and fittings include an A8 processor, an upgraded camera and improved biometric, fingeprint security.