Apple typically announces and releases its new iPhones in September, but a new rumor suggests that Apple fans are going to have to wait a bit longer this year. The report adds adds fuel to other rumors that suggest Apple has run into production issues with its new, larger smartphone.
MacRumors learned from a source inside Apple Retail that Apple is now planning to launch the iPhone 6 on October 16. That differs from another report that named September 19 as the iPhone 6 release date. The source also told MacRumors that October, in general, is going to be an “incredibly busy” month for Apple.
Cupertino, and more specifically Tim Cook, has long promised that Apple is going to have a busy 2014, though so far the company hasn’t revealed any groundbreaking new hardware. While October 16 was named as the launch date, MacRumors said that Apple is planning a media event a month earlier, on September 16, when it will likely announce the iPhone 6.
Several earlier reports have explained why October is going to be so busy for Apple. If the iPhone 6 does indeed launch in that month, it could also join the iWatch — which Apple is rumored to announce in October. Additionally, we’re still expecting a new iPad Air 2 and a new iPad mini with Retina display, both with Touch ID sensors. The 5.5-inch iPhone Air is expected sometime this year, though some rumors have suggested that device, and possibly the iWatch, won’t land until very late this year.