Rumor: German wireless carriers back September 18th for next-gen iPhone release date

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Date: Tuesday, August 18th, 2015, 08:44
Category: Hardware, iPhone, retail, wireless


Sometimes it’s the German wireless carriers that give away the details you want to hear.

A group of German carriers are reportedly preparing to launch Apple’s next-gen iPhone on September 18th, a date in line with a rumored press event earlier in the month.

At least two out of three major German carriers have apparently signed on for September 18th. The carriers are thought to be at least two out of three, the German market being controlled by O2, Vodafone, and T-Mobile DE (owned by Deutsche Telekom). All three will likely be ready on the same day, since they already carry the iPhone 6.

Apple is expected to reveal at least two new iPhones — including a so-called “6s Plus” — on September 9th, and ship them later in the month. A September 18th date would be consistent with the company’s launch strategy in recent years, which has involved putting iPhones on sale the second Friday after their announcement.

Germany was one of the first-tier iPhone launch countries. It’s also rumored that the next-gen iPhone will ship in other first-tier regions — namely Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S., with mainland China being a possibility.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via AppleInsider and Macerkopf

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