The iPhone 6 won’t come out until sometime in October, says a new report.
MacRumors this week, citing an unnamed source who was at an internal Apple Retail meeting, said the phone will come out Tuesday, Oct. 14.
Previous reports indicated the next-gen Apple smartphone would be out sometime in September.
“Apple may be planning to launch the iPhone 6 on Tuesday, October 14 as the month itself will be an incredibly busy one for the company, according to a source that spoke to MacRumors citing an internal Apple Retail Store meeting,” writes Richard Padilla with MacRumors.
He added: “The source notes that a senior Store Leader mentioned October 14th as being an ‘immense’ day for Apple, adding that the whole month of October would be very busy for stores and the company itself. Apple is also said to planning a media event for Tuesday, September 16, coming a month ahead of the device’s launch.”
Apple has previously released many of its iPhone models in September. The Cupterinto, Calif.-based firm also usually launches its phones on Friday so that it has a weekend to sell more to customers.
However, this should just be taken as rumor. Even the name of the smartphone–“iPhone 6?–hasn’t yet been confirmed.
Apple is also said to be releasing a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch variant–or a “phablet” –likely to compete with larger phones from HTC, Samsung, and other competitors.
Another rumor is claiming the iPhone 6 will have a glowing logo on the back of the device, which might be able to light up when a notification comes in.
However, according to iCrackUrIDevice’s Tanner Marsh, this might not be the case.
“My inside sources who have deep connections within Apple’s supply chain have informed me that due to the process Apple will utilize for achieving the silver, space gray and gold colors on the aluminum housings, the best route for Apple to take is to not directly embed the logo until the color is accurate,” Marsh wrote, according to BGR. “As for the modified design shape of the recessed area over the iPad Air and iPad mini, it will allow Apple to more easily and efficiently affix the logo and further provide insulation for dissipating heat.”