This site is part of the Global Exhibitions Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.


Did Apple Inadvertently Give Away the iPhone 6 Release Date?

By Craig Galbraith
May 16, 2014 - News

**Editor's Note: Click here for our ranking of April's hottest selling smartphones to see how Apple's iPhone fared against the competition.**

It’s not uncommon for Apple and the major wireless carriers to bar retail workers from taking vacation leading up to the release of a new iPhone. So if a new report is to be believed, we have a pretty good idea of when the iPhone 6 will launch.

A ban on vacations may tell us when to expect the iPhone 6.Sources tell iFun, an Apple-loving blog in Germany, that Apple stores in Deutschland will not allow employees to take time off in the month of September, presumably so they can get prepared for the iPhone 6 release.

Of course, there’s no official confirmation from the Silicon Valley giant, so it’s just the latest speculation about the release of the eighth-generation iPhone, whose specifications are anybody’s guess. We’ve heard everything from curved edges, to near-field communications technology, to steadier picture-taking, to a faster processor and more.

Most signs, including this latest revelation, still point to a release date in the early fall. But one report earlier this month has it arriving in August.

Follow senior online managing editor @Craig_Galbraith on Twitter.

comments powered by Disqus
Related News
The need for Apple to release more than one iPhone this year stemmed from steeper competition.
Daniel Santa Cruz
Since the Silicon Valley giant didn't increase the screen size on its latest releases – the iPhone
Craig Galbraith
Apple's voice-activated personal assistant might soon know her way around your iPhone's photo
Craig Galbraith