- Picture: Sonny Dickson
The iPhone 6 release date is scheduled for Sept. 19, according to a new report.
Chinese web portal Tencent claims that Apple will launch the 4.7-inch model on that Friday and also revealed other information on the device's price and memory capacity. There will be a 32GB and 64GB version of the phone and the former will sell for $846 while the latter will cost $1008. These prices are derived from their yuan value.
The first images of what could be the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone models were posted up on Twitter by tech insider Sonny Dickson earlier this month.
The pictures show both devices side by side, and from front and back angles. The phones in the images seem to support many of the recent rumors regarding the handset as they include the much talked about rounded edges and larger form factors.
Apple's normal release schedule usually leads to a fall launch for its flagship smartphone. It is unclear if the 4.7- and 5.5-inch models will launch at the same time as some insiders point to the larger version hitting stores in the beginning of 2015.
The 5.5-inch model is expected to be $300 on-contract, but that will not stop buyers from picking one up, according to analyst Raymond James Tavis McCourt.
He recently weighed in on the price increase for the iPhone during an interview with MarketWatch, and by basing his assumptions on the latest consumer data, he concluded that most of them would be willing to pay a bigger price for a larger handset.
"Our June consumer survey points to continued growth in the willingness of iPhone users to pay $100 more for a bigger screen iPhone, with now a full one-third survey respondents willing to pay $100 premium," McCourt said.