The iPhone 6 rumors now point to T-Mobile offering the smartphone to its customers starting on Sept. 20.
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The company has implemented vacation blackout dates between Sept. 20 and 22, according to a report from TmoNews. This confirms a Sept. 20 release date for the device. Similar blackouts have been put into play during the release of past iPhones and other high-profile smartphones and tablets.
Despite the Sept. 20 blackout and T-Mobile, reports regarding the iPhone's release at AT&T and T-Mobile have been conflicting. Some have even stated that their blackout periods will be sometime in Oct.
The iPhone 6 or 5S could be unveiled on the same day as the iPad 5th generation model and the iPad Mini 2.
The new iPhones are expected to be unveiled at a Sept. 10 media event and a new Bloomberg report states that the company will also use this event to introduce its new line of tablets.
The Sept. 10 unveiling event planned for the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S or 6 was originally reported by AllThingsD earlier this month. Various other sources have also confirmed this date for when Apple will introduce its new products.
Bloomberg mentions in its recent report that the new iPads are expected to debut at the event; however, nothing has been confirmed by Apple at this time. This is also the rumored release date for iOS 7.
Apple will begin rolling out the new software on that date, according to an email sent by the company Nuance that specializes in powering Siri's speech recognition capabilities.
The email was sent out to developers using the company's API and in the body of it Nuance claims the General Availability date for iOS 7 will be on Sept. 10.
"As you are probably aware, iOS 7 GA will be released on September 10th," read the email. "The NDEV Program has pre-qualified that SpeechKit 1.4.5 works properly on iOS 7, but we encourage you to conduct your own testing to ensure that when the upgrade happens, your Nuance speech services continue to work seamlessly."