Apple said to launch the iPhone 6 on September 9

Apple is said be holding a media event to launch the next iPhone on September 9.

Earlier in the week, it was reported that Apple would be launching the iPhone 6 in October. However, trusted tech journalist John Paczkowski from Re/code has now revealed that Apple will hold a media event on Tuesday, September 9 to launch its next generation smartphone. The day and date falls in the same timeline as the previous iPhone launch events.

John has also confirmed earlier rumors that the iPhone will launch in two variants, a 4.7-inch one and a 5.5-inch with at least one running on latest A8 processor. However, it is still unclear whether the company will launch both the devices at the same time as it did with the iPhone 5c and 5s last year. Other information that has leaked about the next iPhone includes the presence of NFC, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a Sapphire display.

In an interview with Re/code, Apple SVP Eddie Cue had shown immense excitement for the company's fall lineup of products which might include the iWatch as well. With September 9 just over a month away, we can only wait to see what Apple has in store for its fans and technology enthusiasts alike.

Source: Re/code | Image via MacRumors

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I'm most curious to see whether the two sizes of iPhone will actually do anything different (more/less icons and apps show more/less) or whether they will just be identical but bigger... mind saying that they didn't seem to bother with the iPad.

Taking a wild guess, I suspect the larger phone will run at a higher resolution, meaning that most screens should show more information, not just everything bigger. The larger phone will probably be able to run non-optimized apps by enlarging the image, in that case it would be exactly the same, but bigger.

I just can't see the only difference between the two being that the larger phone has a lower DPI, making everything appear larger.

Even if they have the same DPI though their is no guarantee that the larger phone will show any more actual content, it may just upscale it.

lt8480 said,
Even if they have the same DPI though their is no guarantee that the larger phone will show any more actual content, it may just upscale it.

If they are the same DPI then it would be up to each app if it wants to display more content or larger content. Other than a compatibility mode to automatically enlarge legacy apps, I highly doubt Apple would design the phone to not allow app designers to take advantage of the larger screen. Built-in apps will probably use a combination of both. Apps like Calendar, Notes, App Store and such will probably display more content. Apps like Weather and Calculator will just be larger. Apps which allow the user to zoom like Photos, Safari and Maps already allow the user to set whatever magnification they want, so nothing changes there.

The big question in my mind is which approach the home screen will take. I suspect it will allow for more icons, but we shall see.

It won't matter what Apple sells, as there's an Apple logo on the back the iSheep will be out in droves to throw their money at it.. Even if it were an old Casio watch with an apple logo sticker on the back (as has been shown on TV).

These are basically the iPhone 5 with bigger CPU to compensate for the larger screen. It's still topend midrange phones at a stupendous price for which many will yet again be willing to ruin their credit rating and go into debt. And in reality these product only sell _real_ well in the US and Japan and the rest of the world will be way behind.

It's a fad people, a bubble, and it's a certainty it will burst. Apple has not been able to produce anything new or innovative since at least the iPhone 4 (and even that was an evolution more than a n innovation) and it's time the world wakes up to this scam.

paulheu said,
It won't matter what Apple sells, as there's an Apple logo on the back the iSheep will be out in droves to throw their money at it.. Even if it were an old Casio watch with an apple logo sticker on the back (as has been shown on TV).

These are basically the iPhone 5 with bigger CPU to compensate for the larger screen. It's still topend midrange phones at a stupendous price for which many will yet again be willing to ruin their credit rating and go into debt. And in reality these product only sell _real_ well in the US and Japan and the rest of the world will be way behind.

It's a fad people, a bubble, and it's a certainty it will burst. Apple has not been able to produce anything new or innovative since at least the iPhone 4 (and even that was an evolution more than a n innovation) and it's time the world wakes up to this scam.

From a scale of 1 to 10. How superior do you feel when you say "iSheep"?

Would you tell me who the hell has been innovative for the past couple years? It sure isn't samsung. HTC while its ok phone it really isn't innovative. Iphones are better constructed much better then competition and also have better resell value.

paulheu said,
It won't matter what Apple sells, as there's an Apple logo on the back the iSheep will be out in droves to throw their money at it.. Even if it were an old Casio watch with an apple logo sticker on the back (as has been shown on TV).

These are basically the iPhone 5 with bigger CPU to compensate for the larger screen. It's still topend midrange phones at a stupendous price for which many will yet again be willing to ruin their credit rating and go into debt. And in reality these product only sell _real_ well in the US and Japan and the rest of the world will be way behind.

It's a fad people, a bubble, and it's a certainty it will burst. Apple has not been able to produce anything new or innovative since at least the iPhone 4 (and even that was an evolution more than a n innovation) and it's time the world wakes up to this scam.

Somebody has some insecurity problems...

paulheu said,
It won't matter what Apple sells, as there's an Apple logo on the back the iSheep will be out in droves to throw their money at it.. Even if it were an old Casio watch with an apple logo sticker on the back (as has been shown on TV).

These are basically the iPhone 5 with bigger CPU to compensate for the larger screen. It's still topend midrange phones at a stupendous price for which many will yet again be willing to ruin their credit rating and go into debt. And in reality these product only sell _real_ well in the US and Japan and the rest of the world will be way behind.

It's a fad people, a bubble, and it's a certainty it will burst. Apple has not been able to produce anything new or innovative since at least the iPhone 4 (and even that was an evolution more than a n innovation) and it's time the world wakes up to this scam.

Actually if the iPhone would look like the concept I would give it a try next to my android. Of course if they would lower the price a little. The current 5S costs over 800 euros (~1100 usd)..

paulheu said,
it's time the world wakes up to this scam.

What scam?

My first iPhone was the iPhone 4. As long as Apple don't change what they are doing they have my family & I as customers for life.

My first tablet was an iPad Mini with Retina display last year. Absolutely perfect. Customer for life.

I have also been a Mac user for a while (I have PC's too of course, my PC rig is my main daily driver), but if I want a laptop I will only buy MacBooks. My 13" Retina MBP is without equal and also does a damn fine job of running Windows 8.1. Everything else just doesn't compare.

I also have an iMac which is sublime.

Long may this 'scam' continue.

paulheu said,
It won't matter what Apple sells, as there's an Apple logo on the back the iSheep will be out in droves to throw their money at it.. Even if it were an old Casio watch with an apple logo sticker on the back (as has been shown on TV).

These are basically the iPhone 5 with bigger CPU to compensate for the larger screen. It's still topend midrange phones at a stupendous price for which many will yet again be willing to ruin their credit rating and go into debt. And in reality these product only sell _real_ well in the US and Japan and the rest of the world will be way behind.

It's a fad people, a bubble, and it's a certainty it will burst. Apple has not been able to produce anything new or innovative since at least the iPhone 4 (and even that was an evolution more than a n innovation) and it's time the world wakes up to this scam.

This thread was going well so well until I read your comment... *yawn*

paulheu said,
It won't matter what Apple sells, as there's an Apple logo on the back the iSheep will be out in droves to throw their money at it.. Even if it were an old Casio watch with an apple logo sticker on the back (as has been shown on TV).

These are basically the iPhone 5 with bigger CPU to compensate for the larger screen. It's still topend midrange phones at a stupendous price for which many will yet again be willing to ruin their credit rating and go into debt. And in reality these product only sell _real_ well in the US and Japan and the rest of the world will be way behind.

It's a fad people, a bubble, and it's a certainty it will burst. Apple has not been able to produce anything new or innovative since at least the iPhone 4 (and even that was an evolution more than a n innovation) and it's time the world wakes up to this scam.

Why do you care what other people like?

You don't have to like it - doesn't mean others won't. Are you the same with everything else or just phones? Do you walk around bitter because people wear different clothes to you? Drive different cars? Would you prefer it if we were all mannequins wearing the same clothes and using the same stuff?

He could have saved a lot of time by simply typing "I don't like Apple products and anyone who does not agree with me is an idiot." 3 paragraphs basically sums up to that single close-minded and arrogant statement.

Here's what I got from this:

September the 9th. This indicates we will see 9 models (3 colors, 3 storage sizes for each color).

They will be announcing TWO iPhones (4.7″ and 5.5″) that will be running iOS8… So 2x8x8 = 128… GB! There will be a 128GB model!

And since we have already established that there will only be 3 sizes of each, that means they will be discontinuing the 16GB model, making the base model the 32GB model! How much will that model cost you?

It will be announced on the 9th day of the 9th month, or 9-9. This indicates that the base model will start at $99!

September's birthstone is Sapphire, so we will be seeing Sapphire displays!

Also, 9 is the atomic number of Fluorine, the primary component of fluorosurfactants that are used in… WATERPROOFING. The next iPhone will be WATERPROOF!

Finally, the birth flowers of September include forget-me-nots, meaning that Tim Cook will seemingly “forget” to announce something before reviving the legendary “One More Thing”… The iWatch! BOOM! *Drops Mic*

-- Jesse

acido00 said,
Here's what I got from this:

September the 9th. This indicates we will see 9 models (3 colors, 3 storage sizes for each color).

They will be announcing TWO iPhones (4.7″ and 5.5″) that will be running iOS8… So 2x8x8 = 128… GB! There will be a 128GB model!

And since we have already established that there will only be 3 sizes of each, that means they will be discontinuing the 16GB model, making the base model the 32GB model! How much will that model cost you?

It will be announced on the 9th day of the 9th month, or 9-9. This indicates that the base model will start at $99!

September's birthstone is Sapphire, so we will be seeing Sapphire displays!

Also, 9 is the atomic number of Fluorine, the primary component of fluorosurfactants that are used in… WATERPROOFING. The next iPhone will be WATERPROOF!

Finally, the birth flowers of September include forget-me-nots, meaning that Tim Cook will seemingly “forget” to announce something before reviving the legendary “One More Thing”… The iWatch! BOOM! *Drops Mic*

-- Jesse

Best comment in a while!

i'm not sure. almost everyone said that they would hate a screen bigger than 3.5 or 4" on the iphone. we'll see if they change their tune.

Son_Of_Dad said,
And they'll be the first to make big screens right!!

Don't be silly, they are not the first, just the first to do it right. Their design will likely incorporate an intelligent symmetry that organically fits in your hand, resulting in a product that both looks and feels simply beautiful. After all, anyone can make a phone larger, what Apple has accomplished is a remarkable design that fits the user's lifestyle.

I see no one commented on my attempt at humor. For the record, I was being sarcastic, trying to sound like Apple's normal marketing BS when they act like they are doing something revolutionary by coping what others have already done.

Munky711 said,
If the real iPhone 6 looks anything like those concept pictures, they can keep it...

Agreed. Its too "plain" for me but I am sure there are those that will love it. Fair enough. My reasons for switching from iOS to Android (now Windows) was twofold. The 4S I had (5 was not out at the time) began to feel small in my hands. I don't have big hands but I wanted something bigger and when the 5 series came out I was disappointed. The second reason was that I wanted something to play my "non-Apple compliant" media without having to recode all the time. It was becoming a chore to do this, and don't get me started on iTunes on windows performance. So I shifted to an HTC One M7 (M8 was not out at the time) and from iPad 3 to Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 to now my Lumia 1520 and Surface Pro 3.
Apple makes good products and I did love mine, but the walled garden was becoming limiting for me. Like a lot of people I want MKV support out of the box w/hardware decode and the ability out of the box to access NFS/SAMBA shares (some sort of file browser).
Android with ES File Explorer and MX Player was about as perfect as it got. So far. I will not include my SP3 as that is used almost entirely in desktop mode and not a fair comparison. My Windows Phone lags behind Android in this repsect. But I wanted a Lumia. (Though I will admit to forgetting about the HTC One Max...oops....well maybe I will get that next ;)

Yes, I think Apple is targeting especially Android users with both this hardware and software update, and I'm a bit surprised this haven't been picked up more by news sites. The iPhones are for the first time released in "large" models to cover that missing ground, and iOS 8 has a major focus on finally making it easier to modify. Extensions in mobile Safari, third party keyboards, cross-app interaction, and so on. Android fans will say "Apple is just catching up again" but that's the point. They're trying to build something that suits both beginners, power users, and people lusting for the Apple design. Will they be able to do it? The statistics in half a year, following iPhone 6 and iOS 8, will be interesting to see.

a very astute observation. in one of the earlier documents revealed as part of the Apple-Samsung lawsuit, Apple had themselves conceded that users are demanding larger screen phones - something they didn't even have.

so, the statistics half a year from now - will be a good yardstick for assessing if Apple was able to make up for lost ground or not.

iDont know what they will do, but i am interested... ;) If it is September launch that clears up October for MS! =D