First, Amazon Japan, now a new photo. It seems that iPhone 6 rumors and release dates are popping up all over the place. We’ve said here at Inferse that, if the September 30 release date provided a few days ago was true, then Apple would announce the new iPhone 6 models around September 19 or 20. A new image has taken the guesswork out of it all, giving us a clear date (and photo) for the release of the iPhone 6.
The iPhone 6 flyer (which was posted via a China Weibo account) that sports the price of the iPhone 6, as well as the release date. The release date simply says, “9 19,” alluding to September 19. The source seems to indicate that the iPhone 6 models will launch in China on September 19th, so we could see an earlier launch in the US, UK, and other places. As of right now, however, we’ve got two launch dates for the device to start selling in China and Japan, but nothing closer to home for Apple’s own home country.
The interesting factor about the flyer is that it shows not just the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but also the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. Earlier rumors stated that Apple didn’t feel confident enough about the 5.5-inch sapphire crystal display passing torture tests, so the sapphire crystal display iPhone 6 models (the 5.5-inch ones, to be exact) would’ve no more than 10 million units at launch.
Apple may still have production shortages, but, like the iPad Mini Retina problems, Apple feels it can’t afford to not deliver when it comes to larger-screen iPhones. Leaked documents from the recent Apple/Samsung trial show that Apple realized “customers want what we don’t have” in the larger screens of Cupertino’s top Android rival (Samsung). Rest assured, if the image is legitimate, Apple’ll launch the coveted 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model this September.
Both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones are listed, along with their prices: the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will sell for RMB 5288 ($900USD), the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 selling for RMB 6288 ($1000USD) at launch. Keep in mind that whenever international prices in China and Japan are provided, these prices are often more expensive than what US and UK citizens will pay for the iPhone 6. With that said, it seems likely that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will sell for a starting price of $700USD here in the US for the 16GB model – the same price for an off-contract iPhone 5s in the US.
The larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 (16GB) will sell for $800, with the 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models selling for $100, $200, and $300 more than the entry-level model. One rumor that’s been proven true is that Apple would charge $100 more for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. For those who’re interested, you’re looking at a $299 out-of-pocket cost with a two-year agreement.
The iPhone 6 color on the flyer is black, confirming our statement about black iPhone 6 from some time ago.
One thing to remain suspicious about concerns the look of the iOS desktop on both models provided in the flyer. We see the new HealthKit app on the iOS desktop, but this is the same one we’ve seen in other renders regarding the iWatch and iOS 8. The wallpaper itself is still taken from iOS 7, with no new information as to what iOS 8 wallpapers we can look forward to. The only thing that gives us hope here is that there seems to be two iPhones as opposed to one – but this could be nothing more than a render. We really can’t say at this point, but the flyer does provide something tangible that, on the surface, seems credible.
What do you think? Does the image look legitimate, or are we still justified to pass over it? Let us know what you think in the comments below.