Rumor: iPhone 6s and 6s Plus keynote scheduled for Sept. 11 ahead of Sept. 18 launch

BY Killian Bell

Published 6 Jul 2015

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Apple will unveil the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on September 11 ahead of an official launch one week later, according to a new report, which cites inside sources at Foxconn.

Chinese blog MIC Gadget claims these dates were confirmed by “some insiders from Foxconn,” but they could not confirm whether the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus would be accompanied by a smaller, more affordable iPhone 6c.

The report does include specifications for Apple’s next-generation devices, which are inline with what we’ve already heard — including slightly thicker designs, Force Touch, Apple’s new A9 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 12-megapixel cameras capable of shooting 4K video.

But before you get too excited about those dates, we must point out that this report should be taken with a pinch of salt.

MIC Gadget has been somewhat accurate with its Apple leaks in the past, but it seems unlikely that sources in Apple’s supply chain would know these dates. Apple doesn’t need to give Foxconn a specific launch date for the next iPhone, let alone the date of its keynote.

In addition, it’s worth noting that previous iPhone unveilings have always happened on a Tuesday or a Wednesday, while September 11 falls on a Friday this year. That means Apple would have to start pre-orders the same day of its keynote if it wants to give them one week to get their order in.

With that in mind, it seems unlikely these dates will be accurate. A September 18 launch could well be, but if that turns out to be the case, it’s almost certainly nothing more than a lucky guess from MIC Gadget.