Apple will officially announce the iPhone on September 9.
The company may start selling the handset in stores the following week, on Friday, September 19, in line with its previous iPhone announcement and launch policy . iOS 8 will likely be released at some point between the iPhone 6 announcement and its launch in stores, with pre-orders also expected to kick off soon after the media event.
Apple may be intentionally delaying the 5.5-inch version, in order for it not to compete with the smaller 4.7-inch model, and give both devices their own place in the spotlight.
Apple has reportedly ordered up to 80 million iPhone 6 units from suppliers for 2014, for what could turn out to be the company’s biggest iPhone launch yet.