As anticipation for Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) next-generation iPhone builds, multiple reports on Tuesday point to the likelihood of a product launch on September 9. Re/code’s John Paczkowski reports that Apple is preparing for a large media event scheduled for that date.
The event is expected to be the debut of the new generation of iPhone devices. The new iPhone is widely – though unofficially –referred to as the iPhone 6. The date is consistent with Apple’s launches of previous iPhone generations, which have all seen September debuts.
Both Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal are also reporting that the September 9 event will be the launch of the new iPhone, respectively citing individuals who are familiar with the company’s plans. Bloomberg points out that last year’s iPhone 5s and 5c also debuted on the second Tuesday in September, which is September 9 this year. Sales will likely start a few weeks after the press event.
The iPhone 6 is expected to be available in two different models, one with a 4.7-inch screen and the other with 5.5-inch screen. (Both of those are larger than the current iPhone 5s and 5c’s 4-inch display.) However, it’s the subject of some controversy whether the two models will launch at the same time, with rumors circulating that production issues could cause the launch of the larger model to be pushed back, possibly until next year.
Those production delays could reportedly be related to the production process for the display, which integrates touch sensors into the liquid crystal screen.