One of the UK’s leading budget carriers may have just let slip that Apple will opt for ‘iPhone 6’ branding for its nearly-here, next-gen smartphones, as the clock ticks on tonight’s launch event.
With the tech giant's grand reveal scheduled to happen at 6pm UK time, giffgaff has jumped the gun and issued a press release announcing it will “be selling the iPhone 6 handset unlocked and at a very competitive price”.
Naming the handset as the iPhone 6 in its release adds heft to reports that, as was widely expected, Apple will stick fast to its long-established branding format this time around. That’s in keeping with months of leaks from the Apple supply chain.
Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) giffgaff also confirmed it will bundling the iPhone 6 with “fantastic value goody bags” when it goes on sale.
We’re not sure if these are like the goody bags you get from kids' birthday parties (think: bouncy balls and bubble blowing kits). Or whether they’ll be more along the lines of the ones film stars get at the Oscars (think: designer threads and Faberge eggs, probably). Alas, we think it's just the term the carrier uses for bundles of minutes and data.
The iPhone 6, thanks to giffgaff’s gaffe we now feel even more confident referring to the handset that way, is expected to go on sale on September 19th.
For a full rundown of what to expect come tonight’s showcase, check out our iPhone 6 rumours round-up.